Eight young men, Beau Scholars, have been performing community service, attending cultural events, and awards banquets for months; all while, fundraising and preparing themselves to participate in Beautillion XLV, which was to be held on Sat., March 21.
However, for the first time in its 45-year history, the Wichita (KS) Chapter of The Links, Inc., had to cancel Beautillion XLV, due to the Sedgwick County Local State of Emergency. Terri Rice, chapter president, said, “We’re being told to use extreme caution, practice social distancing, stay inside, limit your contacts and isolate. This is serious.”
The young men will still receive their scholarship money at a date still to be determined. The Beautillion is a five-month enrichment program for Leadership Development, Community Service, Scholarship Opportunities, and Cultural Enrichment. The Wichita (KS) Chapter of The Links, Inc., is an organization chartered in 1968 and has over 50 years of service in the Wichita community.