Festival promotion

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KATC’s Kristen Holloway, fifth from left, was in town Thursday morning to help promote the 77th International Rice Festival. Welcoming all of Acadiana to attend were, from left, Rep. Jack Montoucet, grand marshall; Dolores Nutt, children’s parade marshall; Tony Bernard, designer of this year’s poster; Romona Credeur, 77th IRF president; and Crowley Mayor Greg Jones. Several other members of the International Rice Festival staff were on hand to invite Acadiana, including 76th International Rice Festival Queen Sarah Mouton and General Chairmen Jay Suire and Gene Williams (not pictured).