THE POST-SIGNAL / Steve Bandy
The official poster for the 83rd International Rice Festival is unveiled by L.J. Gielen with help from Amelia Smith, the poster’s artist, Tuesday night at the International Rice Festival Building. Looking on is CheChe Gielen. The Gielens own The Grand Opera House and Rice Palace, poster sponsors.
Louisiana’s oldest and largest agricultural festival took on the “international” moniker in 1946 when the festival resumed after a hiatus during World War II.