County melting; blowout planned

The Allen County Meltdown is entering the home stretch of a 12-week campaign to lose 2,000 pounds by June 27.
Participants have lost 1,667 pounds to date, said Sunny Shreeve of Thrive Allen County, a sponsor of the weight-loss drive.
“It’s a battle between a few teams” to lose the most, Shreeve said.
Lumbering Lutherans Plus One have lost 108 pounds, Allen County Hospital’s Chunky Dunkers II, 103 pounds, Curves’ Chicks, 102 pounds, and the Presbyterian Plowshares, 97 pounds.
The Meltdown ends June 27 with a Blowout that starts at 9 a.m. with a five-mile walk beginning at Riverside Park. The walk also serves as a fundraiser to buy playground equipment for Riverside Park.
Josh Oberley of Modern Woodmen of America has agreed to pay $1 for each mile walked that morning, up to $1,000. The morning activities are not limited to Meltdown participants.
Meltdown winners will be announced at the Blowout. Final weigh-ins will be taken all next week. Scales will also be available at the Blowout, but in an effort to have most of the calculations done by June 27, Shreeve encourages members to weigh-in earlier.
After the walk, a party will be held in the park to celebrate the healthy initiative.