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Lafayette city employees team up to slim down

Lafayette city employees lost nearly 950-pounds throughout the past 12-weeks.

It was a part of a contest called “Slim City,” based on the T-V show the Biggest Loser.

City Clerk Cindy Murray helped coordinate the effort.

She says say weight loss is important for overall health and to keep insurance premiums low.

About 120 employees participated in the contest and worked in teams of three.

The winning and third place teams are from the Lafayette Fire Department.

The members of the winning team each received $100 gift cards.

The greatest amount of weight loss from one employee was 36-pounds.