Zwolle Tamale Fiesta 42nd Anniversary!!!
Come Celebrate With Us!!!
Zwolle Tamale Fiesta
Oct. 12-14, 2017
AUG. 19TH TAMALE PAGEANT
SEPT. 14TH POSTER UNVEILING
SEPT. 23RD QUEEN'S BALL
OCT. 7TH FIESTA TRAIL RIDE
ABOVE EVENTS TAKING PLACE AT FESTIVAL GROUNDS
“Cookin’ It Up for 40 years”
is now on sale!
2016 Tamale Fiesta Court
Raeghan Nichole Lewing
Cindy D. Ezernack
2016 Tamale Fiesta King, Lee McCann
President/CEO/COO, Sabine State Bank
The Board of Directors of the Tamale Fiesta has announced that the 2016 King is Lee McCann, President, CEO, COO of Sabine State Bank and Trust Company.
The Bank has always been supportive of the Tamale Fiesta and this year’s king is carrying on the tradition of supporting the Zwolle festival. In the past, the Bank has sponsored events, had parade entries and hosted receptions for the Fiesta.
“I was very honored to be asked to serve as the 2016 King of the Tamale Fiesta,” he stated. “I will do my very best.”
McCann was born in Jennings in 1947 to Lee and Clara Lemoine McCann. He was an only child and he spent his childhood and teen years in Bunkie.
He graduated from Bunkie High School before attending Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He graduated from LSU with a degree in Business and Finance in 1970.
McCann also graduated from the three-year LSU Banking School in 1978 and attended classes at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, earning his Certified Commercial Lender credentials.
He married Diana “Dee” Henry, also of Bunkie on January 31, 1970. Dee is a talented artist and the couple make their home on Toledo Bend Lake.
They are the parents of one son, Brian. He and his wife, Rhonda, are the parents of a very special little girl, the McCann granddaughter, Elle Elise, 6.
The McCann’s moved to Sabine Parish in 1992, when he joined Sabine State Bank and Trust Company.
He was previously president of Hibernia National Bank in Alexandria and Shreveport.
While residing in Alexandria, he was an active member of the Rotary Club, serving as president; the United Way of Central Louisiana and the American Institute of Bankers in Central Louisiana. He was a past Board member and named lifetime member of the Cenla Chamber of commerce and was a board member of United Way. He served as past president and board member of the Central Louisiana Boy Scouts.
In Shreveport, McCann was active in the Shreveport Chamber of commerce as a board member, Past President of the Shreveport Symphony and board member of Goodwill Industries.
Locally, he is a past President of and serves on the Board of Directors of the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce. He is on the board of directors of the Allegiance Hospital/Sabine Medical Center and is a Rotarian.
He and his wife attend St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle, where he serves as an usher.
In his spare time, he enjoys golf and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He is a bench rest shooter, a hunter and a fisherman.
His pride and joy is his white Corvette convertible which he loves to drive.
McCann and his wife enjoy traveling.
“I’m looking forward to all of the events surrounding the Tamale Fiesta,” he admitted.
2016 Tamale Fiesta First Lady, Cindy D Ezernack
Our 2016 First Lady was born in New Orleans but has lived most of her life in Zwolle. Cindy has been married to Jerry Ezernack since 1979 and they have three children, Emily Crow, Amanda Strickland and Kyle Ezernack. They are proud of their 5 grandchildren, Collyn, Clayton, Carson, Caroline and Kensley.
Spending time with family is friends, taking photos, gardening and driving her beloved mustang, lovingly named Mathilda are just some of the things that Cindy enjoys.
Through the years, Cindy has been active in her community. Presently she is over marketing / advertising, and souvenirs for the Tamale Fiesta and is on the board of directors for the Fiesta. Cindy is also currently the treasurer of the local car club, Toledo Cruisers and a Eucharistic minister for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle.
Cindy’s favorite list:
At The Fiesta: The people
Quote: I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.
Things: Sunsets, Smiles and laughing till you cry and spending time with family and friends
Sayings: With God, all things are possible.
Being part of small town has its advantages, feeling the love of family and friends is a wonderful blessing, and being chosen First Lady of the Tamale Fiesta is one of my greatest honors. Please make plans to attend our Tamale Fiesta the second full weekend in Oct. I’m sure you’ll have a great time! And finally, thank you for this wonderful honor and I look forward to seeing you at the Fiesta!
Cindy D. Ezernack
Kaken Laroux & Kamron Sepulvado
41st Annual Tamale Fiesta Royalty
BABY MISS – Audrie Ray Phillips
TINY MISS – Makayla Williamson
TODDLER MISS – Carleigh Bush
PETITE MISS – Kazmin Leone
LITTLE MISS – Zoey Raborn
DEB MISS – Taylor Faith Williams
JUNIOR MISS – Leah Kinkayd Anderson
TEEN MISS – Raeghan Nichole Lewing
KING – Lee McCann
FIRST LADY – Cindy D. Ezernack
ROYAL PAGES – Kaden Laroux & Kamron Sepulvado
|1976||Melissa Palmer Hardback||President Rogers P. Loupe|
|1977||Donna Sepulvado Montgomery||Garrett Walsh Sr|
|1978||Pollie Sepulvado Brandon||Loren Ebarb|
|1979||Debbie Aaron Peloso||E. B. Malmay|
|1980||Lisa Knight Kiper||Rogers P. Loupe|
|1981||Deanna Fredieu Wright||William Palmer|
|1982||Rhonda Henderson Spaller||Woodrow Salter|
|1983||Sara Lee Mitchum||Quinton Brandon|
|1984||Suzette Martinez Anderson||Johnny Boudreaux|
|1985||Kim Salter Auld||Robert Remedies|
|1986||Tina Ezernack Heiss||Fred Roberson|
|1987||Gwen Norman Maddox||William Hopkins|
|1988||Stephanie Ezernack Remedies||Richard Oosta|
|1989||Mary Nimmo Richey||Bobby Rivers|
|1990||Tina Garcie Wilkes||John Patton|
|1991||Bridget Martinez Corley||Sam A. Rivers Sr.|
|1992||Emily Craig||Reasing Rivers|
|1993||Staci Remedes Anderson||John H. Procell|
|1994||Brandy Rivers Cathey||Fred J. Ezernack|
|1995||Summer Sepulvado Harper||James Q. Salter||Ruth Loupe|
|1996||Cherryl Sepulvado Meshell||Samuel Cross||Lois Salter|
|1997||Darci Bass||Jake Procell||Lena Cross|
|1998||Julie Stewart Draper||Carson Rivers||Phyllis Murdock|
|1999||Crissy Sepulvado Barmer||Freddie Rivers||Evelyn Hopkins|
|2000||Angel Rivers Saunders||Chris Loupe||Becky Loupe|
|2001||Nina Brandon Brown||Larry Cryer||Mary Cryer|
|2002||Jodi Williams Kezerle||Roger Lopez||Gloria Thompson|
|2003||Amanda K. Ezernack Strickland||Floyd Giblin||Priscilla Craig|
|2004||Autumn Burkett Laffitte||Mike Gunter||Martha Henderson|
|2005||Leanna MarKay Martinez Tyler||Bill Leone||Lady Jane Patton|
|2006||Monique Jones Rivers||Raymond Remedes||Iva Lee Meshell|
|2007||Brandi Cholei Stout||David Garcie||“The Late” Karen Rials|
|2008||Kayla Shanette Sepulvado||Jackie Craig||Susan Giblin|
|2009||Cally Lang Killingsworth||Jim House||Carolyn Rivers|
|2010||Taylor Wright||Sam A Rivers Jr.||Yvonne Busby|
|2011||Patten Gribbin Pearson||Albert Ezernack Jr.||Charlene Leone|
|2012||Larissa Phillips Arbuckle||Stanley Garcia||Ann Martinez Rivers|
|2013||Regan Anderson||Harold Stewart||Sissy Leone|
|2014||Jami Lee Leboeuf||Pat Procell||Joanne Sepeda|
|2015||Emmalee Suzanne Lewing||Garrett Walsh JR||Edith Palmer|
|2016||Halleyana Sepulvado||Lee McCann||Cindy D. Ezernack|