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Schools and businesses displayed their Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns spirit and pride this week.

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

A group of local judges selected winners in several categories.

Business winners

Exterior Decoration

First place: Toups Family Dentistry
Second place: GMFS Mortgage
Best Newcomer: Rim Pros

Interior Decoration

First place: Lafayette Consolidated Government
Second place: BancorpSouth
Best Newcomer: GMFS Mortgage

Most Spirited

GMFS Mortgage

School winners

Loudest Chant

Plantation Elementary

Best Skit

Woodvale Elementary

Most-Creative Theme

Fisher Early Childhood Development Center

Most-Creative Decorations

Plantation Elementary

Best Academic Connection

Woodvale Elementary

Most Ragin’ Cajuns Spirit

Acadian Middle School

Best School Participation

Acadian Middle School

Judge’s Choice

Plantation Elementary

Best Overall

Fisher Early Childhood Development Center

Best Costume

Fisher Early Childhood Development Center

Home Bank is the Homecoming 2017 sponsor.

Learn more about Homecoming 2017 events at louisiana.edu/homecoming.

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