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The Arthur and Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion/Swiss Village Inc. and the Berne Witness partnered up to offer the tenth Annual Village Meltdown, a contest awarding prizes to the top three teams and a cash donation given to a charity chosen by the overall winning team.

The contest began with an initial weigh-in on Friday, January 5th and concluded with a final weigh-in on Friday, March 16th. Teams of two competed for 10 weeks to log the highest percentage of weight loss.

Team Fall Fatties, Grant Moser and Scott Steiner, won first place in the contest with a total team weight loss of 15.77%.  Team Fall Fatties will receive a six-month membership to the Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion in efforts to maintain their weight loss efforts. By achieving 1st place, the money from the competition goes to an organization of their choice. Moser and Steiner chose to donate money to South Adams Athletics (South Adams School Corporation) in Berne, Indiana. A total of $800 was presented to the organization.

The second-place team was Weaver, consisting of Jeff Berkshire and Jason Weaver, with a total of 15.04% weight loss. They will each receive a one month’s membership to the Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion. Receiving third-place was Mission Slimpossible, consisting of Amber Steiner and Haley Provost, with a total loss of 14.58%. They will each receive a free t-shirt from the Wellness Pavilion.

A big congratulations goes out to all participants of this year’s Village Meltdown competition. You worked hard and it shows! This year marked the 10th year of offering the Village Meltdown contest. During the last 10 years, participants have lost a total of 9063.4 pounds! Thank you for letting our staff be a part of your weight loss goals as we hold you accountable and encourage you along the way.

Swiss Village’s Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion is located on Swiss Village’s north campus. For more information regarding membership contact the Wellness Pavilion at 260.589.4496 or visit

Pictured is Briana Eicher, Director of the Arthur & Gloria Muselman Pavilion, with team Fall Fatties (not pictured: Grant Moser) and Jason Arnold, Athletic Director for South Adams School Corporation. The team was presented with a check for $800, which will be donated to South Adams Athletics with South Adams School Corporation in Berne. Scott Steiner and Grant Moser won first place in the contest with a total team weight loss of 15.77%.