HONESDALE - The annual Weight No More contest came to a close last week with 149 contestants crossing the finish line.
At the awards ceremony Saturday morning, those who lost the largest percentage of their overall weight received a bevy of prizes.
The female winner, Mary Carlile, achieved a 17.46 percent loss. Jean Strasser came in second with a 15.24 percent loss and Alyssa Schweighofer came in third with a 13.66 percent loss.
Craig Moyle took the top prize for the men with a
19.83 percent weight loss. Kyle Curtis came in second with a 19.23 percent weight loss and Tim Lauffenburger came in third with a 15.52 percent loss.
Both Carlile and Moyle received $5 per pound lost from Honesdale National Bank (HNB) up to 30 pounds, a one-year membership to the YMCA and a $300 Spa Body Detox Package from Apple Day Spa & Hair Restoration Salon.
"The YMCA membership is good at the Wayne County, Scranton and Carbondale facilities," said Wayne County YMCA Program Assistant Lucy Mazzenga.
Mark Graziadio, Vice President of The Honesdale National Bank, expressed his pride in those that participated.
"It's great to see almost 150 people participate and stick with it," he said.
The YMCA has many events scheduled this spring.
The Raise the Roof dance party will be held April 26 from 6 - 10 p.m. Admission is $10 per person and is for ages 18 and over.
There will be great prizes available and will feature music from the '50s to today. Refreshments and raffles will also be available.
Tickets are on sale now at the YMCA.
The YMCA will also be planting a garden this spring and is in need of donations.
They are currently accepting donations of items ranging from seeds to fencing. For the complete list of necessary items, stop by the Wayne County YMCA.
About the YMCA
The YMCA offers a variety of classes and class levels for participants.
There are five different membership levels: Family, Adult, Sr. Youth, Jr. Youth and Pre-K.
Some of the classes that are offered include Hatha Yoga, Zumba Plus, spinning and much more.
The Wayne County YMCA is located at 105 Park Street in Honesdale and can be reached by calling 570-253-2083.