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