The Mississippi Delta rice industry will celebrate National Rice Month with its 17th annual Delta Rice Luncheon Sept. 21 at Cleveland, Miss. The event, hosted by Delta Rice Promotions, Inc., attracts more than 1,000 people from Mississippi and surrounding states. It will feature more than 300 rice dishes prepared by Delta rice-growing families and area restaurants.

It will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Walter Sillers Coliseum on the campus of Delta State University. Tickets are available at county Extension and Farm Bureau offices throughout the Mississippi Delta. They may also be purchased by phone (662) 843-8371 or at the door.