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We wound down the 1st Annual Spring Into Fitness Challenge last Thursday with a celebratory picnic. I want to congratulate everyone who participated, sponsored, encouraged and supported!!!! I feel confident stating that all your efforts made this event a HUGE success!!! We had 22 teams participating, made up of 93 individuals. Based on numbers from the 2013 census which puts our population at 853….that means 11% of Ashland participated! At the end of the challenge 11% of Ashland lost a total of 588.4 lbs!!!! I am so proud of all the hard work that number represents! I am proud to announce the winners as follows:

Overall Female Winners:                                                     Overall Male Winners:

1st: Cindy Long                                                                   1st: Officer Wally Long

2nd: Kim Hazen                                                                   2nd: Jeff Kay

3rd: Danielle White                                                              3rd: Bill Neier

Team Winners:

  1. The Melt-Aways: Wally and Cindy Long, Liz Hensley, Lyndsey Bird, Nina Glacer, and Tracy Rollins
  2. The Redger Clan: David and Linda Redger, Trishia Redger and Ashley Price
  3. Waist Management: Neil Kay, Jeff Kay, Kendal Kay, and Janell Smit

Congrats to all the winners and their coaches!  I was so inspired by all of your commitment to wellness and the changes you made in your daily lives to make your own health a priority. Well done indeed! A point of pride for me was the amazing collaboration of sponsorships that made this event possible. Thank you to our sponsors: Ashland Health Center, Ashland Fitness Center, Venture Foods and Ashland Chamber of commerce. I look forward to many future joint projects!

Now that the challenge is over and in the books as a win, I challenge you to make these changes permanent! I have a 7 day meal plan ready for myself to start this next week off right. If anyone would like to use it, email me at efast@ashlandhc.org and I would be more than happy to share it with you!

We are excited to announce that due to great feedback we will be extending our Hometown Harvest program indefinitely! Sign up for your next basket by Friday June 24. Heather at Venture Foods has gone above and beyond to gain all of us access to the freshest produce! If you have any ideas or requests for future Hometown Harvest content, let us know!

Ashland, have a healthy and happy week!!!

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