Ferriday is a town located in Concordia Parish, Louisiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 3,723.
Ferriday is the site of the Delta Music Museum and the birthplace of three piano-playing cousins, rock and roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis, country music star Mickey Gilley, and evangelist Jimmy Lee Swaggart, as well as Lewis's piano-playing sister, Linda Gail Lewis.
Ferriday is also the birthplace of agribusiness entrepreneur Pete Vegas, who eventually earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. In 1998, when his employer went into bankruptcy, he spun out a subsidiary into his own company in Los Angeles, Sage V Foods (Vegas spelled backwards). Sage V Foods is now one of the largest suppliers of rice flour to American businesses (most non-McDonalds french fries contain Sage V rice flour), and one of the largest suppliers of frozen rice to American consumers.
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Ferriday High SchoolIncludes contact information, faculty and staff, and sports.