Rice Festival

THE POST-SIGNAL / Steve Bandy
A lot of the success of the annual Rice Festival is due to the volunteers. Here, Amber Thibodeaux Hargrave and Marsha Hebert prove their dedication to the festival by staying at their post even when the rains came Saturday night.

82nd Festival a success

The 82nd International Rice Festival is in the books — and it’s listed as another success.

Delores Cryer handily snagged the first place prize in this year’s Crowley Garden Club’s International Rice Festival Door Decorating Contest with her superhero-themed decorations. Garden club member Saja Hoffpauir, right, presents the blue ribbon to Cryer.

Jenny Guidry won second place with her harvest-themed decorations, which included rice used in a variety of manners. Hoffpauir hangs Guidry’s red ribbon on her wreath.

Taking third place honors in this year’s Crowley Garden Club’s International Rice Festival Door Decorating Contest was Acadiana After-Hours Walk-In Clinic. Garden club member Sissy Gall, far left, presents the award to, kneeling from left, Ashley Thibodeaux, Amber Benoit; front row standing, Beverly Walker, Angela Bearb; back row standing, Kim Richard, Justin Rozas and Ashley Bearb.

Garden Club Rice Festival Door Decorating winners announced

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Members of the presidential party honored at the 2018 International Rice Festival Honoree Social and Queen’s Ball included, seated from left, John E. Broussard, 2018 Honoree; Ruthie Piron, 2018 Children’s Parade Marshal; Elizabeth Monk, 2018 President; 2017 Junior King Jackson Prevost; 81st International Rice Festival Queen Kathryn Shea Duncan; 2017 Junior King Noelle Gatte; Dana Clements, spouse of Farmer of the Year; Amber Jones, spouse of 2018 Grand Marshal; Shanna Morgan, 2018 Festival Coordinator; standing, Chad Monceaux, 2018 Festival Chairman; Gilles Piron, spouse of 2018 Children’s Parade Marshal; Jason Monk, spouse of 2018 President; Gerard Frey, 2018 Farmer of the Year; Mayor Greg Jones, 2018 Grand Marshal; and Benjamin Faulk, 2018 Junior Farmer of the Year.

Rice Queen, presidential party celebrated at ball

CROWLEY - Last weekend the International Rice Festival hosted its annual Honoree Social and Queen’s Ball at the International Rice Festival Building in Crowley.

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