Gayle Benson became the sole owner of New Orleans Saints and the Pelicans after her husband Tom Benson passed away in March. Gayle Benson was caught spreading Christmas cheer in her team's hometown. Several news outlets have reported that Benson has paid off over 400 different layaway orders which racked up the pay off cost to over $100,000! Several families who shopped at the Tchoupitoulas Street Walmart store in New Orleans will have a crazy surprise waiting for them when they show up to pay off their layaway. reports that a Saints spokesman says Benson made the gift on her own.

Do you want to spread Christmas cheer too? We still can even if we don't have the ability to pay off over $100,000 in Christmas presents. Operation Santa Claus is still accepting new unwrapped toys for children in our area. If business was good this year, and you want to give back check out Operation Santa Claus online or donate a new unwrapped toy at one of the following locations:

Thursday, Dec. 6th 7-9am Brookshire's 1125 Hwy 80 (Haughton)

Avalon Hair Salon

3730 Youree Drive – corner of Youree and Ockley Drive

Batteries Plus Bulbs: 2 locations

7230 Youree Drive in front of Target
2113 Airline Drive

Bayou Outdoor 2 locations:

Bayou Outdoor Supercenter - Boat Store, 4306 E. Texas St.
Bayou Outdoor Supercenter - RV Store, 1800 Barksdale Blvd.

Brookshire's - all area locations

Citizens National Bank - all area locations

Gateway Tire & Service Centers 6 locations:

1005 Shreveport Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport, LA 71105
1900 Hwy. 80 East, Haughton
1150 E. Bert Kouns, Shreveport, LA 71106
6109 W. 70th St. Shreveport, LA 71129
9089 Mansfield Rd. Shreveport, LA 71118
2134 Airline Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111

Heritage Housing of Minden

13001 Industrial Drive

Nicky’s Mexican Restaurant: 7 locations

6721 Klug Pines Rd
8995 Mansfield Rd
7960 East Texas Street Bossier
500 Clyde Fant Pkwy
1400 Airline Drive
2701 Viking Drive
4000 Industrial Drive

Olson’s Hair Professionals

9464 Mansfield Road

Outpost Travel Centers: 3 locations

Outpost Travel Center Minden, 18051 Hwy 79, Minden
Outpost Travel Center Greenwood, 8541 Greenwood Rd., Greenwood
Outpost Travel Center, 598 South Louisiana, Plain Dealing

Relay Stations: 3 locations

Relay Station Hwy 79, 9110 US Hwy 79, Greenwood
Relay Station I-49, 6797 LA Hwy 175, Frierson
Relay Station Hwy 1 - 10821 Hwy 1 South, Shreveport

Senior Care Centers: 7 locations

The Bradford Rehabilitation Center: 3050 Baird Rd. Shreveport
Booker T Washington Rehabilitation Center: 7605 Line Ave Shreveport
Colonial Oaks Rehabilitation Center: 4921 Medical Dr. Bossier City
The Guest House Rehabilitation Center: 9225 Normandie Dr. Shreveport
Pilgrim Manor Rehabilitation Center: 1524 Doctors drive Bossier City
Shreveport Manor Rehabilitation center: 3302 Mansfield Rd. Shreveport
Spring Lake Rehabilitation Center: 8622 Line Ave. Shreveport

Sloan’s Formals

811 Benton Rd, Bossier City

Spa Concepts – 3 locations:

Shoppes at Bellemead - Youree Drive
Ashley Ridge Business Park
NEW LOCATION IN BOSSIER – 1050 Bancorp South Circle just north of I-220

Twisted Root

8690 Line Ave, Shreveport

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