TOPS, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, recognized Barry Fitzgerald of Gardner for his weight loss accomplishments in 2012.
Fitzgerald earned second place in the state of Kansas in his division. He was recognized during State Recognition Days in Manhattan, Kan., April 5-6.
Other Gardner TOPS members recognized for their success included Mary Whittaker, Betty Gass, Nelda Liebig, and William Cunningham.
TOPS is a not-for-profit weight loss support group whose members meet weekly, weigh-in, receive educational programs, benefit from group support and achieve recognition as they work to become healthy and lose weight.
To learn more about Gardner TOPS support group, email John at or call (913)724-1454 or email