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Schools and businesses displayed their Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns spirit and pride during Homecoming Week.

They were recognized Tuesday and Wednesday for the best red and white decorations, costumes and creative skits as part of the traditional “Paint the Town Red” contest.

A group of local judges selected winners in several categories.

School winners

Judge's Choice

Fisher Early Childhood Development Center

Best Overall

Fisher Early Childhood Development Center

Loudest Chant

Youngsville Middle School

Best Skit

Woodvale Elementary School

Most Creative Theme

Our Lady of Fatima School

Most Creative Decorations

Fisher Early Childhood Development

Best Academic Connection

Corporal Michael Middlebrook Elementary School

Most Ragin' Cajuns Spirit

Edward J. Sam Accelerated School

Best School Participation

St. Cecilia Catholic School

Best Costume

Woodvale Elementary School

Business winners

Exterior Decoration

First place: Lowry's Printing & Copying
Second place: Ottinger Hebert, L.L.C.
Best Newcomer: Guidry Hardware

Interior Decoration

First place: Schilling Distributing
Second place: LARC Vocational Program
Best Newcomer: Schilling Distributing

Best skit

Ottinger Hebert, L.L.C.

Learn more about Homecoming 2018 events at louisiana.edu/homecoming.

Photo: Lowry's Printing & Copying displayed their Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns spirit and pride as part of the traditional "Paint the Town Red" Homecoming contest. Credit: Rachel Keyes/University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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