Tonganoxie High School seniors Wyatt Maurer and Tyler O’Briant launched a book drive for patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Both have spent time at Children’s Mercy as patients and are members of the hospital's Teen Advisory Board.
Winona Marks, left, and Mark and Shanon Marks pack up dozens of cookies on Christmas Eve. For at least 15 years, the family has made and delivered cookie trays to residents in the Lawrence community who work the night shift in various emergency roles, such as firefighters, nurses and police officers.
Carrying on a tradition from left, son-in-law Stan Thompson, of Olathe scratches his head as son Pat Osness, of Denver, son-in-law Rod Peck, of San Diego, Cal., Wayne Osness, of Lawrence and son-in-law Owen Buckley, of Kansas City, Mo., did their annual Christmas shopping at Weavers as the foursome meets for lunch and then they walk down town Lawrence and do their Christmas shopping.
Jo Ann Cook
Florence Edith Sarlls
Fred William Bell, Jr.
Lawrence Trail Hawks Gary Henry and Sherrie Klover, center, present a check Saturday for $1,830 to Lawrence Humane Society Executive Director Dori Villalon at the shelter. The Trail Hawks raised the money via the club’s fourth annual Sanders’ Saunter 10K Trail Run at Clinton Lake on Nov. 17. Also pictured is B.W., one of the shelter’s dogs awaiting adoption, who ran in the race and finished second dog. Gary Henry, of Lawrence, submitted the photo, which was taken by Chris Wristen.
West Side Presbyterian volunteer Arden Burgess, "the cake man," slices pieces of cake before lunch at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK), Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
A volunteer server lays a piece of buttered bread onto a tray during lunch at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK), Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
West Side Presbyterian members join hands in prayer before serving lunch at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK), Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. From left are Bernita Perry, Craig Chappell, Sue Dindinger, Rosie Wehmeyer and Donna Burgess.
West Side Presbyterian member Bernita Perry, a 20-year volunteer, serves a meatloaf at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK), Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
Monroe masquerades as a giraffe. He belongs to Amber Stroup, Lawrence, who submitted the photo.