The Red Bud Police Department’s annual Cops and Kids at Christmas program had another successful year. This year, the police were able to brighten up Christmas for 22 local kids. Following a special event at Santa’s Village on Dec. 16, the police then took the kids shopping for Christmas gifts. The police department greatly appreciates the continued support and all of the financial donations from people, businesses and organizations in the community. Pictured are police officers and some of Santa’s elves at Santa’s Village with some of the kids.