Pictured are, from left to right: front row – Sharlyn Chitwood, Carma Eagans, Miranda Graybill, and Randy Graybill; middle row – Sharon Fruechtenicht, Brad Ackerman, and Yoly Ackerman; and back row – Darel Chitwood, Jim Eagans, David Fruechtenicht, James Elder, and Marshall Kaplan. Not pictured is Annette Kaplan. (Submitted by David Fruechtenicht)

Every Christmas since 1996, Heartland Riders have provided Christmas food boxes to the elderly and those in need within Atchison County. This has only been made possible through our community’s generous donations and prayers. This year, the group provided 40 Christmas food boxes with contributions provided by a number of local businesses and individuals. These donations were greatly appreciated by all who received them. (Submitted by David Fruechtenicht)