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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

Ernest Gallet Elementary School

Best Overall

Ernest Gallet Elementary School

Loudest Chant

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School

Best Skit

Ernest Gallet Elementary School

Most Creative Theme

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School

Most Creative Decorations

Fisher Early Childhood Development Center

Best Academic Connection

Ernest Gallet Elementary School

Most Ragin' Cajuns Spirit

Edward J. Sam Accelerated School of Lafayette

Best School Participation

Learning Adventures Early Education Center

Best Costume

Fisher Early Childhood Development Center

Business winners

Best Exterior Decoration

First place: Lowry’s Printing & Signs

Second place: University of Louisiana Federal Credit Union

Best Newcomer – Exterior Decoration

Cypress Title

Best Interior Decoration

First place: Lafayette Consolidated Government

Second place: Axis Student Living

Best Newcomer – Interior Decoration

Axis Student Living

Best Skit

Ottinger Hebert, L.L.C.

Learn more about Homecoming 2019 events

Watch for event pictures on the UL Lafayette Facebook page and UL Lafayette Alumni Association Facebook page. You’re invited to tag the University and Alumni Association in your social media posts and include #ULhoco #EmbraceTheCulture.

Photo caption: Schools and businesses "Painted the Town Red" Tuesday and Wednesday during UL Lafayette's traditional Homecoming contest. (Rachel Rafati / University of Louisiana at Lafayette)