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NCRFI is an all-volunteer organization. Its Board of Directors is a broad-based coalition of community activists and organizers, historians, artisans, and professionals with deep roots in Brunswick County, who are committed to reclaiming and celebrating the region’s rich cultural history. 


The North Carolina Rice Festival, Inc.
Board of Directors

George Beatty Jr., Chair

Doug Cushing, Vice Chair

Wanda Sinclair, Treasurer

Arlene Holmes, Parliamentarian

Jerry May, Program Manager

D. Kamili Anderson, Publicity/Promotions Manager

Keith Rhodes, Culinarian (Non-Voting)

Barbara Akinwole
Charky Armstrong

Lynn Duffy

Larry Johnson

Jim McKee

Deb Pickett

Kimberly Sherman


Mary Beth Livers

Want to Contribute?

Funding for our events is dependent upon the generosity of community sponsors, patrons, and grants.  Please consider making a donation to support our efforts.

North Carolina Rice Festival, Inc., is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.  Donations are tax-deductible.

Contact Us


By email:

Mailing Address:

North Carolina Rice Festival

P.O. Box 674

Leland, NC 28451

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