Visitors center hosting weight-loss competition

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JASPER — The Dubois County Visitors Center is once again hosting a 10-week weight-loss competition for 2019.

The initial weigh-in will be any time between 2 and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Dubois County Visitors Center located at 2704 Newton St., Jasper. If a person is unable to make it that Wednesday for the initial weigh-in, he or she may come in Jan. 3 or Jan. 4 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the same location. 

The initial fee to enter the competition is $10. If a person misses a weekly weigh-in, he or she will have to pay $1 for every weekly weigh-in that is missed.

Weekly weigh-ins will be between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Monday or 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. every Tuesday, whichever times works best for each individual in that given week.

Each week during the weekly weigh-ins, if no weight is lost, the person will have to pay $1. If weight is gained, the person will have to pay $1 per pound gained. Weight is measured to the tenth of the pound increments, so as long as a tenth of a pound is lost each week, the person will not have to pay any additional money.

No other individuals, besides the two people conducting the weigh-ins, will know the other participants’ weight.

Weight-loss measurements of success will be based on percentage of weight loss and not on pounds lost. A weekly progress report will be sent to the individuals participating in the competition to keep track of where they stand on their goals, as well as their ranking in comparison to others in the competition.

The person who has the highest percentage of weight loss will receive the majority of the money collected with a smaller percentage given to other places. A small percentage will also going to the Dubois County Community Food Bank.

For more information, contact Whitney Hall Lubbers at the Dubois County Visitors Center at 812-309-9584 or email her at

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