Among those taking part in the National Rice Month proclamation presentation Monday morning in front of the Historic Rice Theatre were, above from left, Philip Bertrand of Farmers Rice Mill in Lake Charles; Robbie Trahan of Falcon Rice Mill in Crowley; Rep, Mark Abraham, John Dziurgot, chief operations officer for Second Harvest Food Bank; Mayor Pro Tem Steven Premeaux, 81st International Rice Festival Queen Kathryn Shea Duncan; U.S. Congressman Clay Higgins, Rep. John Guinn and John Owen, chairman of the Louisiana Rice Promotion Board.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
On Thursday, Mayor Pro-Tem Steven Premeaux presented a proclamation declaring September as National Rice Month in the city of Crowley to the Acadia Parish Farm Bureau Federation. On hand for the presentation were, from left, Premeaux; Cathy Habetz, Federation secretary; Sylvia Habetz, Federation Women’s Committee; Kelly Hundley, Federation board of directors; Lynn Hundley, Federation Women’s Committee; Tom Dew, Falcon Rice Mill; Jennifer Mixon, Acadia Parish Farm Bureau agent; Gerard Frey, Federation vice president; Eldine Richard, Federation Women’s Committee; Suzy Webb, Acadia Parish Farm Bureau agency manager and Federation Women’s Committee; Madison Manuel, Acadia Parish Farm Bureau Princess; Owen Stanford, Acadia Parish Farm Bureau agent; and Andrew Simon, Acadia Parish Farm Bureau agent. Also present but not pictured was John Morgan of Supreme Rice Mill.

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