In the eyes of Alton (Al) Landry Jr., all the past kings of the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival are in the pantheon of sugarcane industry leaders.
“I’ve always looked up to the men who were the past kings of the Sugar Cane Festival,” Landry said. “Those guys have been at the front of all the progressive changes the sugarcane industry has made throughout the years.”
So, when Landry was notified he was selected to serve as King Sucrose LXXVIII (that’s number 78!), he was thrilled.
“It’s a real honor and I’m humbled to be associated with the group of past kings,” Landry said. “I’m honored to be associated with the group of men I’ve always admired.”
Landry will reign over the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival which will be held September 26-29 in New Iberia.
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