IRF Ball set
THE POST-SIGNAL / Steve Bandy
Mayor Tim Monceaux purchases the first ticket to the annual International Rice Festival Honoree Social and Queen’s Ball from Suzy Webb. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Grand Opera House. Tickets are $15 each and will be available at the Rice Festival office, 303 N. Parkerson Ave., next week. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. followed by the introduction of honorees, visiting queens and dignitaries, and contestants. The ball will begin at about 8:30 p.m.