Rice Festival

THE POST-SIGNAL/Howell Dennis
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.

Providing safety for children at festival

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

THE POST-SIGNAL / Howie Dennis
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.

IRF Ball, Social set for Sept. 23

2017 Rice Festival Honoree, Dr. Rustum Ernest Girouard, Jr.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
Judges for the Adult Division of the 2016 International Rice Festival Rice and Creole Cookery Contest were, seated from left, Lafayette Reserve Deputy Marshal Clay Higgins, Sharon Romero, State Rep. Jack Montoucet, Jeremy Hebert; standing, Bridget Boustany, Phyllis Crawford, Robert Dominick and Mary Credeur.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
Judging the Teen Division of the 2016 International Rice Festival Rice and Creole Cookery Contest were, seated from left, Crowley Chief of Police Jimmy Broussard, Aaron Dietz, Marcy Broussard, Cathy Habetz; standing, Cynthia Dominick, Bernice McElwee, Teri Fish and Sudie Landry.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
Judges for the Intermediate Division of the 2016 International Rice Festival Rice and Creole Cookery Contest were, seated from left, Sandra Montoucet, Renee Allen, Brett Geymann, Steve Linscombe; standing, Lynne Broussard, Joan Finley, Peggy Lake and Sandra Simon.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
Judging the Children’s Division of the 2016 International Rice Festival Rice and Creole Cookery Contest were, seated from left, Travis Webb, Caleb Malone, Jack Pandol, Nellie Cheek; standing, Judy Linscombe, Judge Jimmy Genovese, LeRoy Gillman and Melanie Larmond.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
Selecting the new Chef de Riz and Jr. Chef at the 2016 Rice and Creole Cookery Contest were, seated from left, Phyllis Crawford, Renee Allen; standing, Travis Webb and Lafayette Reserve Deputy Marshal Clay Higgins.

2016 IRF Rice and Creole Cookery Contest judges

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