By Carolyn Bivins
Are you anxious to lose weight in a friendly competitive way? Well, join us at our Scale Back Alabama Weigh-In site.
The Escambia County Extension Office is a Scale Back Alabama Weigh-In Site once again! The Scale Back Alabama program officially kicked off January 22 and the Escambia County Extension office at 175 Ag Science Drive (right behind Southern Pine Electric Co-op) is an official weigh-in site again this year. Participants are welcome to stop by the Extension Office during weigh-in week, through January 28, any time during business hours (8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 4 p.m.) for an official weigh-in. Weigh-out week is April 2nd through 8th and the final event and cash prize drawings are on April 17.
To be eligible for team prizes, each team member must lose at least 10 pounds during the nine-week competition, as recorded by a coordinator at an official Scale Back Alabama weigh-in site. Winning teams are determined by a random drawing from all eligible teams. The first three teams drawn win $1,000 per team member, or a total of $2,000 for the entire team. The second three teams drawn win $500 per team member, or a total of $1,000 for the entire team. The final three teams drawn win $250 per team member, or a total of $500 for the entire team.
All individuals who lose at least 10 pounds, as recorded by a coordinator at an official Scale Back Alabama weigh-in site, are eligible for an individual prize, regardless of their team’s achievement. However, individuals that are drawn for a team prize are not eligible to win the individual prizes.
From the pool of eligible participants, 40 individuals drawn win one of 40 achievement prizes of $100 per person.
For more information about the Scale Back Alabama program, please visit the website, www.scalebackalabama.com or contact Saundra Anthony, at the Escambia County Extension Office, at 251- 867-7760. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!