Special section is dedicated to festival

Staff Report

The staff of The Daily Review is proud to present this collection of special sections dedicated to the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, the festival’s namesake industries and topics of interest to the Morgan City area.

The annual special issue showcases the people, businesses, places, things and ideas that make the Tri-Cities area and St. Mary Parish a special place to live, work and visit.

Countless hours of research, interviews and the gathering of photographs went into the special sections of today’s issue.

We would also be remiss to not thank the many people and businesses who took the time and effort to be interviewed and/or contribute photographs from their private collections to make this issue special.

We also owe much thanks to the Morgan City Archives for their special help in sharing the history of our home area.

The Daily Review would also like to thank our advertisers, who make this special section possible through their support. Inside, we have a list of all our advertisers, and we hope you will thank them to by visiting their businesses.

Please hang on to this special issue and read it at your leisure around enjoying the festival! Take your time and enjoy the many hours that went into its production for you.

Inside, a festival schedule along with a description of festival events and bands can be found in the annual tabloid section.

Please keep it with you so you don’t miss your favorite events at the 77th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. This year’s tabloid features a picture of the Ferris wheel at last year’s festival on the cover.

Also included in today’s special section are:


The annual football season preview appears in two sections, A and AA. It features expanded coverage of all eastern St. Mary Parish football teams.

The sections by Daily Review Sports Editor Geoffrey Stoute and Sports Reporter Corwin Murray features Morgan City, Patterson, Berwick and Central Catholic High School, as well as local Division 1 and Bowl Championship Series college and professional football players.

There is also coverage on the upcoming Louisiana State University football season.


Many of St. Mary Parish and Louisiana’s best recipes can be found in Section B. Need a recipe for shrimp, oysters, crawfish or catfish? Need to know how to make a roux, the foundation of many Louisiana dishes? Daily Review Lifestyles Editor Diane Fears has you covered!


Section C focuses on the rich heritage of educational leaders in the parish dating back to the early days. It also reflects on schools named after those who dedicated their lives to the betterment of the youth of St. Mary Parish. The section was compiled and written by Daily Review writer James Robichaux.


Are you curious when the festival started? How has it changed over the years? Who was the queen two years ago? All of this and more is answered in Section D. The section also includes photos of past festivals and an introduction to the board members who work tirelessly to make the festival a great success year after year.

The section was compiled by Daily Review Managing Editor Harlan Kirgan.


Compiled, photographed and written by Daily Review writer Jean L. Kaess, our annual seafood section focuses on issues important to local shrimpers and fisherman. Everything from Turtle Excluder Devices to Tiger Shrimp (and a recipe for them) is included. The festival also addresses the crawfish and fishing industries that are so important to the Cajun way of life.

South Central Louisiana Technical College — Young Memorial Campus

Section F focuses on SCLTC Young Memorial Campus and the school’s goal of providing a quality workforce to the local oil and gas industry as well as other important local business sectors. Articles also focus new incoming Director Jimmy Sawtelle, as well as outgoing Director Greg Garrett and important programs offered by the college. The section was written and photographed by Daily Review writer Robert R. Jones III.


Section G focuses on the oil and gas industry, a cornerstone of business in Morgan City and St. Mary Parish. Compiled, photographed and written by Daily Review writer Robert R. Jones III, the section addresses the Port of Morgan City, Port of West St. Mary and important issues facing the energy industry as it leads the area into the 21st century.

This includes a look at new offshore drilling regulations in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, coastal protection and analysis by Don Briggs of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, as well as industry expert Larry Wall.

Tour St. Mary

Looking to take a break from the festival in the Morgan City area? In sections H and HH, Daily Review Lifestyles Editor Diane Fears features several landmarks and places that feature St. Mary Parish’s history, culture and lifestyle. From the Everett S. Berry Lighthouse Park along the Atchafalaya River to the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge, the Louisiana State Museum and much more, this section features the best locations in the area to spend quality time and get to know the Morgan City area.

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