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Winna Breaux Lavergne, 56th Golden Age Queen

Lavergne is Golden Age Queen

Coronation Ball to be held tonight

Tonight will mark the 56th Annual Golden Age Coronation Ball and see the crowning of this year’s queen, Winna Breaux Lavergne.
Winna was born in Crowley to Whitney Breaux and Isabelle Abshire. She married Raymond Lavergne, and the couple had six children, Kerwin Dale Matthew, Rondale Matthew, Yoland Marie, Inger Marie, Shanna Marie and Leanna Marie.
Winna enjoys baking and crocheting, as well as going to farmers’ markets and on cruises.
She treasures her time with her family and friends and says, “God is the one in control.”
Winna has written several of her own cookie recipes, including the one below, which she has agreed to share:
Winna’s Rice Ball Cookies
1 cup of rice (cooked with 1 teaspoon of allspice)
1 box white cake mix.
1 block melted chocolate almond bark
Mix cake batter as directed on the box. Add rice and bake as directed on the box.
After baking, crumble it and roll into 1 inch balls. Dip balls in melted chocolate almond bark and coat all over.
Let cool on a cookie sheet and set in freezer until frozen.
Remove from freezer and serve.
Winna will be escorted by Aaron Lavergne.
Her court will include First Maid Cynthia Bourque, escorted by Bobby Bourque, and Second Maid Joanie Schendel, escorted by Jeff Schendel.
The ball will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the International Rice Festival Building.
Music will be provided by the Bayou Beats Band.
Admission to the ball is $5, with children under 6 free.
The International Rice Festival Building is located at 717 W. Mill St.

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