The 2014-2015 Pearl Sparks Pilot Service Award was awarded to the incoming President of Great Bend Pilot Club, Betty Schneider. Betty was recognized at the International Pilot Convention in Orlando, Fla. in July. She is this year's incoming Pilot Club President. Betty has said, "I feel it is my duty as a Pilot to give willingly, fully and selflessly as a mentor, leader and caregiver to our families, friends and community. Pilot provides countless opportunity to perform the unexpected acts of care and kindness that will make a difference in the lives of others."
The Great Bend Evening Lions Club presented the Melvin Jones Fellowship award to Elward (Eldy) Hiss for his 42 years of humanitarian service to the highest degree. Eldy has shown stalwart dedication in his quest to help others through his time spent with the Great Bend Evening Lions Club. He said that while Lions help people in need all around the world, it is his friendship with Club members and the many services they provide locally that means the most to him.