LEFT: Laurie Bellard of Lafayette, right was named the 2019 Chef de Riz at this year's Rice and Creole Cookery Contest.
INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL
THE POST-SIGNAL / Steve Bandy
Superintendent Scott Richard and wife Mary crowned the 2019 Junior Rice Festival King and Queen during ceremonies on the Supreme Rice Sound Stage Friday morning. The new queen is Vivian Siebert from Iota Elementary. The new king is Nicholas Shaw Credeur of Egan Elementary. On hand for the crowning were, from left, Second Runners-up Porter Hebert and Amelia Harrell, Credeur, Siebert, and First Runners-up Abigail Vercher and Myles Lafosse.
Crowned as the 83rd International Rice Festival Junior King and Queen are second-grader Nicholas Shaw Credeur, son of Nick Credeur and Molly Couch, of Egan Elementary School; and second-grader Viv
THE POST-SIGNAL / Desiray Seaux
The 83rd edition of the International Rice Festival is officially underway and there will be no shortage of excitement in downtown Crowley this weekend.
The 2019 Rice Festival 5K Run, hosted by the Crowley High Ladies and Gents Booster Club, will take place tomorrow at 8 a.m. beginning at the Main Platform on the Court Circle.