Alton Broussard, right, vice chairman of the St. Mary Soil and Water Conservation District, accepts a donation to the district from Patterson State Bank presented by Pamela Manuel, left, bank assistant vice president. The funds were to be used in the fourth annual Farmer’s and Rancher’s Appreciation Banquet held July 18. The annual banquet is a chance to show gratitude to the agricultural community throughout the parish. This year’s banquet featured guest speaker Commissioner Mike Strain with the Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
Alton Broussard, right, vice chairman of the St.