TOPS awards-06-02-16-01On Wednesday, May 25 the local TOPS chapter held a spring celebration to crown their new queen and to recognize a division winner.

TOPS stands for Take Off Pounds Sensibly and it is an international organization of local chapters that encourage one another to eat healthy and move more to lose pounds. Members meet weekly to weigh in and have an education, nutrition or exercise lesson.

This year’s new chapter queen for Mesquite is Suzan Rango who became a KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) last April when she reached her weight loss goal. Suzan will reign as the chapter queen for one year. She was crowned by last year’s queen, Shelley Ludwig. She also received her certificate from the state, a KPPS charm and a silver #1 to represent how many years she has been a KOPS.

Ila Larson received her certificate and a division winner pin for her weight loss in 2015.

Seventeen member and visiting family and friends celebrated with Suzan and Ila with a small buffet of fruit, vegetables, meat and cheese along with special desserts made by members.

TOPS awards-06-02-16-02TOPS meets in Mesquite at the America First building at 3:30 every Wednesday afternoon. Everyone is invited to visit for one free meeting to see if the program is something that would help them to lose weight.