Rice Festival

Rice Festival honorees fêted with cocktail social, ball

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Among the honorees at the 78th Annual International Rice Festival Honoree Social & Queen’s Ball were, seated from left, 2014 IRF Vice President Elisabeth Leleux, Karen Perry, 78th IRF Grand Parade Grand Marshal Judge M’Elise Trahan, Bridget Boustany, 77th IRF Junior Queen Phoebe Henry, 77th IRF Queen Hailey Hensgens, 77th IRF Junior King Rusty Fulton, Susan Doucet Leonards, 2014 IRF President Connie Nutt, Janet Williams; standing, Albert Leleux, 2014 IRF President-Elect Troy Perry, 78th IRF Grand Parade Grand Marshal John Trahan, 78th IRF Honoree Congressman Charles Boustany Jr., M.D., 78th IRF Junior Farmer of the Year Matthew Paul Doré, 78th IRF Farmer of the Year John “Bubba” Leonards, 78th IRF Children’s Parade Grand Marshal William “Billy” Pinac and 78th IRF General Co-Chairmen Gene Williams and Jay Suire.

Rice Queen visits Voodoo

Hensgens, center, got to meet the VooDoo dolls.

Seventy-seventh International Rice Festival Queen Hailey Hensgens visited New Orleans on July 19 at the invitation of the New Orleans VooDoo arena football team. 

 

Hensgens attends National Association of Counties conference

Hensgens, far left, was on the “red carpet” with the other fair and festival queens to greet visitors to the National Association of Counties 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition.

Seventy-seventh International Rice Festival Queen Hailey Hensgens travelled to New Orleans last month at the invitation of the National Association of Counties 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition

Rice Festival Queen attends 115th Rice Millers Ass’n Convention

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Among those from the Crowley area attending the 115th annual Rice Millers Convention were, front row from left, Adam Trahan, Jake Fulton, Evelyn Fulton, Anna Claire Trahan, Alex Trahan, Rusty Fulton (Jr. Rice Festival King); back row, Bobby Hanks (Louisiana Rice Mill), Rob Trahan (Falcon Rice Mill), Jennifer Trahan (Falcon Rice Mill), Dwayne Fulton (Falcon Rice Mill), Christine Fulton (Falcon Rice Mill), Connie Falcon (Falcon Rice Mill), 77th International Rice Festival Queen Hailey Hensgens, Janet Hebert (International Rice Festival Board), Joan Hensgens, Madeline Fulton and Ryan Fulton.

 

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