Palmyra and Monroe City kicked off a friendly Biggest Loser competition today, with their respective mayors taking part in the community weight-loss contest as well for a little friendly gamble.
The winning community will have lost the greater percentage of its participating residents’ total body weight at the end of eight weeks. The winning mayor, however, gets a little something extra.
Monroe City Mayor Neal Minor said he and Palmyra Mayor Loren Graham will take part in a “friendly personal wager” over whose community will come out ahead. The stakes hadn’t yet been figured out when Minor remarked on the competition Friday, but when all is said and done in early June, the losing mayor will travel to the winning community to make some sort of presentation — presumably the fruit of the bet.
Though the competition has just kicked off, Minor expressed optimism about his community’s chances.
“I feel pretty confident (Graham) is going to be coming here,” Minor said.