150 pounds off by July — let the weigh-in begin!

ESCANABA – At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Women’s Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a service organization for the enrichment of self, family, church and community will weigh in. The group has set a goal of 150 pounds to lose together before July 4 to celebrate the city’s sesquicentennial – the 150 year founding of the City of Escanaba.

“We feel that by trimming down, we will be healthier citizens, our way of honoring and improving our community,” explained Karen Sagataw, Society president. “Our Relief Society itself will mark 171 years of service on March 17. Organized in 1842, it is the oldest women’s organization in the United States.”

Weights will be confidential and participants will be on their honor. They will choose a number to use as identification, then weigh-in and record a starting weight and future progress under that number. A 150 Centennial Journal will be kept to track their progress. An official scale will be provided.

Weighing in weekly is recommended as an incentive to be accountable and to help losers to stay on course. The scale will be available each Tuesday from 1:30 to 8 p.m. at the Church located at 1315 9th Avenue South, Escanaba. Closing weigh-in will be held on July 2, the Tuesday before the Fourth of July 4.

Community women are invited to join with the society on its quest for health improvement and to help reach or surpass its 150-pound goal.

For more information or to sign up, call Diana at 786-3510.