Union Pacific donates to International Rice Festival
THE POST-SIGNAL / Desiray Seaux
Earlier this week, several representatives from the International Rice Festival met at city hall for a check presentation from Union Pacific. The rail road company donated $10,000 to the festival as a sponsorship. Representative John Stefanski was instrumental in securing the funds from Union Pacific. Those on hand for the presentation include, from left, Deborah Nutt Whiting, 83rd International Rice Festival President; Suzy Webb, IRF Board Member; Tessa Richard, IRF Board Member; Kevin Spell, IRF Board Member; Chad Monceaux, IRF Board Member; Drew Tesslier, Senior Director of Public Affairs for Union Pacific Rail Road; John Stefanski, State Representative; Josh Spell, IRF Chairman; Shanna Monk, IRF Coordinator; Ronda Richard, IRF Board Member; Connie Nutt, IRF Co-Chairman.