13th Harvest Moon Fest celebrated in Franklin
This year’s Harvest Moon Festival was an unqualified success, organizers say.
The 13th annual event was held Saturday in downtown Franklin. It kicked off early in the morning with the Teche Action Clinic Adeline Guienze Breast Cancer Memorial Fund 5-K Run/Walk and proceeded from there with vendor booths, car show, chili cook off and live entertainment.
In the chili competition, first place went to Tricia Luke with Antoine “Bozo” Luke Farms; second place was awarded to Billy Adams with Team Meatslingers; and the People’s Choice award went to Mike Theriot of Scotty’s Towing.
Car show awards were:
Longest Distance: John Vaughan, Lake Charles.
Best Chevy: A tie between Mark Romero, 1967 Chevy Camaro RS and Philip Loudermilk 1958 Chevrolet Apache stepside pickup.
Best Truck: John Vaughn, 1929 Ford truck.
Best Street Rod: Harold J. Louviere Jr., 1934 Plymouth sedan.
Best Motorcycle: Darin Hebert, 2009 Harley Davidson Street Glide.
Best Rat Rod: Torry Landry, 1930 Ford coupe.
Best Mopar: Daniel Lassere, 1966 Dodge Charger.
Best Ford: Frank Mendoza, 1955 Ford Thunderbird.
Best Antique: John Vaughan, 1930 Ford Truck.
Judges also honored top vehicles in the overall show:
Anthony Rhodes, 1980 Chevy Malibu SS.
Ricky Saucier, 1968 Ford Mustang GT.
Maurice Fontenot Jr., 1946 Ford coupe.
Tashia Loots, 1966 Plymouth Belvedere II.
Ellis and Joyce Martin, 1964½ Mustang convertible.
Michael Thibodeaux, 2004 Ford Mustang GT convertible.
Taylor Saucier, 2000 Ford Mustang GT convertible.
Sam Hernandez, 2011 Chevrolet Camaro.
Gary Garrison, 2007 Mustang.
Byron Carter, 1984 Chevy Silverado pickup.
Mark Romero, 1994 Chevy Camaro Z28/SS.
Chad Bouton, 1923 Ford T Bucket.
David Elliot Jr., 1998 Ford Mustang GT.
Larry August, 1961 Ford Thunderbird.
Jim and Mickey Presley, 1927 Ford Model T Roadster.
Dennis Walden, Harley Davidson.
Ernest Metz, 1965 Oldsmobile.
Domick Henry, 1984 Chevy truck.
Johnny Titus, 1931 Ford 5- Window coupe.
Mike Jordan, 1971 Chevelle Malibu.
Brian Breaux, 1967 Chevy Impala.
Charles Sikes, 1961 Buick Electra 22S.
Derek Broussard, 2006 Chevy Corvette C6.