District 11 Fire Chief Chad Monceaux, still looking tired from spending several days in Texas helping the first responder’s effort in Harvey’s aftermath, took time out to discuss the festival’s pro
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Those in attendance at a meeting regarding safety bracelets for the Rice Festival were, from left, Shirley Bratton, Optimist Club; Crowley Fire Chief Jody Viator, International Rice Festival; Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard; Donna Butler, Crowley Art Association; and Gayle Godeaux, Crowley Art Association.
For the second year the Crowley Optimist Club will work with the Crowley Police Department and the International Rice Festival Office to expand the Bracelet Program for children in an effort to he
Dr. Rustum Ernest Girouard, Jr. better known as “Ernest”, has been chosen as Honoree of the 2017 International Rice Festival, according to Suzy Webb, festival president.
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Purchasing the first ticket for the 2017 International Rice Festival Queen’s Ball and Honoree Cocktail Party was Saja Hoffpauir, right, with Hoffpauir Farms. Selling the ticket to Hoffpauir is Suzy Webb, festival president and chairperson for the social. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Grand Opera House.
2017 Rice Festival Honoree, Dr. Rustum Ernest Girouard, Jr.