Delaney Ramsdell, passes her crown to Avery Leamon, Sonora Lions Club 2018 incoming Queen during the regular meeting Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
 | COURTESY PHOTO
Delaney Ramsdell, passes her crown to Avery Leamon, Sonora Lions Club 2018 incoming Queen during the regular meeting Tuesday, May 8, 2018. | COURTESY PHOTO

In addition to celebrating its 90th year in Sonora, the Downtown Lions Club awarded eight scholarships totaling $8,000 and crowned the 2018 Lion Club Queen during the regular noon meeting Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Lions Club President Roy Smalling said every year the Lions Club grants scholarships to Sonora High School students to help them future their education at the college level.

This year’s $8,000 in scholarship funds are the result of the annual Lions Club Auction. Donations from local businesses and individuals as well as volunteers help make the event possible each year.

This year, Christina Hernandez, Kaden Cordell, Savannah Castro, Amber Vasquez, Kristin Garrett, Summer Hall, Carly Brown and Delaney Ramsdell each received $1,000 to go towards education expenses at their chosen College or University.

“The club is very proud of these excellent students and is honored to be able to present these scholarships,” Smalling said.

In addition, outgoing Lions Club Queen Delaney Ramsdell passed her crown to the new 2018 Queen Avery Leamon.

“Delaney has been a good and faithful servant and we expect Avery will continue this tradition,” Smalling said.

The Sonora Lions Club is a volunteer organization of members who serve the needs of the Sonora, Sutton County community.

The club meets every Tuesday at 12:00 noon, at the First United Methodist Church in Sonora.