What do you do when 425 lbs is lost? You celebrate! The Healthy U Class of 2017 has collectively lost the weight this year, and you're invited to help celebrate at a Night of Inspiration

The event is Thursday, January 4 at the Heckart Performing Arts Center at Smith-Cotton High School. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and it's free to the public.

Five different awards will presented to the Healthy U graduates Prizes will be awarded from various local businesses and other items will be awarded to help the participants in their continuing weight loss.

Also going on the same evening will be the announcement of the Class of 2018.

Healthy U is a project of HLAG, which includes Bothwell Regional Health Center, Katy Trail Community Health, Pettis County Health Center, Boys and Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri and University of Missouri Extension. HLAG is one of three coalitions formed by the Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Health and Wellness Subcommittee.

Catherine Yeulet