On September 15, 2019, Miss Chloe’ Elizabeth Hendrix, was crowned 2019 Pointe Coupee Queen Sugar at the home of long-time sugar cane farmers Price and Lynelle Gay. Chloe’ is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hendrix of New Roads. She is a 2018 graduate of Catholic of Pointe Coupee, and is currently a sophomore at Louisiana State University, where she is a member of Phi Mu sorority, studying Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandizing. Her mother, Jeanne Chenevert Hendrix, previously reigned as Pointe Coupee Queen Sugar in 1992. Her father will serve as her escort and Grand Duke during the coronation ceremony and ball.
Chloe’ will represent the Pointe Coupee sugar cane industry and compete against nine other queens for the title of LA Queen Sugar LXXVIII on September 28th in New Iberia, Louisiana. The competition will include interviews and scoring based on their knowledge of the sugar cane industry, appearance, poise, speaking ability, and personality.
The Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival weekend which runs from September 27th -29th will be filled with numerous activities for the parish queens, including parades on Friday and Sunday, a queen’s brunch on Saturday and coronation and ball Saturday night. The festival is in its 78th year and is held in downtown New Iberia.
The Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival is a member of the Louisiana Fairs and Festivals Association. These fairs, festivals and special events are a major part of tourism in our state. They enhance the quality of life in a community as well as create an influx of tourism dollars that can be spent at a local level. These events create a special cooperative spirit through the hard work of volunteers and coordinators. In addition to the economic and community benefits the events are a source of good wholesome fun!