Susan Gulick and Bill Cunningham

 Susan Gulick and Bill Cunningham, members of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) 0388, in Gardner, each received their goal weight in 2010 and having lost the most in their division, they were chosen Gardner’s Chapter Queen and King.
They choose to graduate at the State Recognition Days Ceremony in Wichita.  There was a beautiful cap and gown service and at the end all of the Kansas KOPS encircle the auditorium holding candles, which are lit one from another until the circle is completed in the darkened room.
A light show and beautiful background music is seen and heard during the candle lighting service.  Gulick is a past leader and Cunningham is co-leader of the group.  At the State Recognition Days, Cunningham went on to become the Kansas State King, which earned him a trip to the International Recognition Days in Milwaukee, Wis.