The Daily Review/Ivory Bibbins
B&G Food Enterprises donated toys and funds to the St. Mary Marine Corps League Detachment No. 600 Toys for Tots initiative during B&G's annual Christmas banquet recently at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Pictured from left: Bill Goessl, Toys for Tots coordinator; Jay Leblanc, head of human resources, as Santa; Richard LaCoste, Marine Corps League member; and Greg Hamer Sr., owner of B&G Food Enterprises.

B&G Food Enterprises executives pose with Marine Corps League members. First row from left: Leblanc as Santa, Larry Poor, and Ellen Pennison. Second row: Goessl, John Hover, Tim McConnell, Greg Hamer Jr., Robin Parker, LaCoste and Greg Hamer Sr.

B&G gives to Toys for Tots

Gifts are unveiled at B&G's Christmas banquet.

LSU AgCenter/Bruce Schultz
A farmer harvests sugar cane in the snow near Lecompte on Dec. 8. Despite a wet growing season and an early December snowstorm, Louisiana is expecting to set a record in terms of sugar per acre this year. Because of the large crop, some mills are extending their grinding season as late as Jan. 20.

Exceptional cane crop extends grinding season

St. Mary's top agricultural product is having a great year, despite the recent snow.



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