Southwestern Energy Co. surprised 26 non-profit organizations in the Fayetteville Shale with checks ranging from $500 to $1,000 as part of the company’s annual Surprise Santa giving.

In Van Buren County, the 2012 Surprise Santa recipients were:

• Choctaw Food Bank - $1,000, Food Bank Donation

• Van Buren County Aging Program - $1,000, Meals on Wheels

• Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office/Judge’s Office - $1,000, Shop with a Cop, Christmas gifts for children in need