INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL

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Crowley’s International Rice Festival was recognized as Festival of the Year in Division IV (large festivals) during the annual Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Convention this past weekend in Baton Rouge. Accepting the award on behalf of the festival were, from left, Elizabeth Monk, 2018 Festival President; Shanna Morgan, Festival Coordinator; and Chad Monceaux, 2018 Festival General Chairman.

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Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Vice President Gene’e Hebert, left, presented Sybil Lorraine Duncan with the LAFF Scholarship, during the Showcase and Lunch held this past Saturday in Baton Rouge.

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Crowley’s International Rice Festival was recognized as Festival of the Year in Division IV (large festivals) during the annual Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Convention this past weekend in Baton Rouge. Accepting the award on behalf of the festival were, seated from left, Julian LeBlanc, member-at-large; Chad Monceaux, past general chairman; Shanna Morgan, coordinator; Victoria Callahan, 82nd IRF Queen; Elizabeth Monk, 2018 president; and Josh Spell, 2019 general chairman; back row, Jason Monk, spouse of 2018 president; Louis Romero, presidential transportation chairman; Monique Romero, transportation committee co-chairman; Suzy Webb, board member and queen’s ball chairman; J.C. Webb, photography chairman; Kathryn Shea Duncan, social media and marketing chairman and 81st IRF Queen; Kathy Duncan, publicity/scrapbook chairman; Sybil Duncan, publicity/scrapbook committee member; and Jared Monk, by-laws chairman. Other awards won by the IRF were, Best Cap, Best Website and Best Marketing Items-Other.

IRF wins second straight ‘Festival of the Year’ honor

For the second consecutive year, Crowley’s International Rice Festival was named “Festival of the Year” at the Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Convention this past year.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
Acadia and Jeff Davis Volunteers for Family and Community Club members serving as hostesses for the 82nd International Rice Festival Rice and Creole Cookery Contest were, seated from left, Ann Marie Credeur, Stella Guidry, Betty Miller, Jane Loewer, Lois Richard; first row standing, Kate Bangle, Mary Alice Pastor, Sharon LeBlanc, Adrianne Vidrine, Brandi Martin, Babs Simon, Amber Menard, Sharon Romero, Ernie Freeman, Ella Thevis; second row standing, Elaine Chatagnier and Tracie Breaux.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
4-H Junior Leaders/Ambassadors assisting with the 82nd International Rice Festival Rice and Creole Cookery Contest were, front row from left, Hannah LeBlanc, Lauren Stewart, Lauren Hoffpauir, Harley LeBlanc, Branson Melancon, Eulalie Cormier, Lily Gauthier, Caroline Gauthier; back row, Amanda Cormier, Cameron Fusilier, Sean Myers, Dominic Dupre and Gabe Hebert.

IRF Cookery Contest Hostesses, 4-H Junior Leaders recognized

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