THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Five generations of the John family gathered to celebrate their ancestry on Saturday, Oct. 15. It was the first time the entire family had gathered in one place since 1924 and there were over 280 family members plus guests in attendance.

The John family poses for a family picture on the front porch of one of their homes in 1924, which was the last time the entire family gathered for a photo.

‘John cousins’ gather at Opera House to celebrate ancestry

On Saturday, Oct. 15., five generations of “John cousins” gathered to celebrate their ancestry at the Grand Opera House in Crowley.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Kathy Duncan
AnnaLisa Mariah Meredith, daughter of John Meredith Sr. and Frances Meredith was crowned the 80th International Rice Festival Queen Saturday morning. Meredith was sponsored by the Arkansas Rice Festival.

80th International Rice Festival Queen crowned

Downtown Crowley saw perfect weather and a big crowd on hand Saturday morning for the 80th International Rice Festival Queen’s Pageant.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
Jackie Buescher, left, and Barbara Lengefeld served as hostesses for the Oct. 12 meeting of the Attakapas Study Club of Crowley held at the Acadia Parish Library.

Attakapas Study Club hears of ‘The Harvey Girls’

The Attakapas Study Club of Crowley held its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 12 at the Acadia Parish Library with fourteen members present.

Newly installed officers included, from left, Proctor, Forever Emerald; Cynthia Winbush, president; Cheryl Shelvin Lewis, first vice president; Jocelyn Potier, recording secretary; Shelda Kelso, corresponding secretary; Betty M. Gums, treasurer; Myrtle Cain, chaplain.

Members on hand for the meeting included, from left, Cynthia Winbush, president; LaTika Magee-Charles; Monica Joseph; Jacqunette B.Guidry; Sonjatina B. Wilridge; and Dr. Ezora J. Proctor, Forever Emerald.

NAUW installs new officers



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