Zwolle Tamale Fiesta 42nd Anniversary!!!

Come Celebrate With Us!!!

42nd Annual
Zwolle Tamale Fiesta
Oct. 12-14, 2017







ZTF Cookbook

Our cookbook
“Cookin’ It Up for 40 years”
is now on sale!

2016 Tamale Fiesta Court


Halleyana Sepulvado

Teen Miss

Raeghan Nichole Lewing


Lee McCann

First Lady

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.

Dear Friends

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!

Warm Regards,

Cindy D. Ezernack

Royal Pages

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

Past Courts

Year Queen King First Lady
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