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TOPS Celebrates 20 Years


TOPS OH#1941, Ravenna celebrated its 20th birthday December 6th. The chapter, part of TOPS, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) was formed in 1996 by Cherryl Duffield who is the current leader. Just two years later the chapter was recognized by TOPS Clubs, Inc. for best average weight loss and has won other spirit awards since. This year it was recognized for perfect records and members received personal honors.

Currently the chapter has thirty-four members who support each other in their endeavors to lead healthy lifestyles. Three of those members joined the honored ranks of KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) as they met their doctor’s weight goal this year! This brings the chapter’s KOPS membership to seven. The KOPS continue to attend meetings to help maintain their status and encourage others.

TOPS Club, Inc. has been in exsistence since 1948. As stated on the website (TOPS.org), the organization does not pay celebrities to endorse it and it doesn’t promote quick fixes or promote unrealistic images of the “perfect” body. Instead, it focuses on health, offering support on the journey at an affordable rate.

TOPS OH#1941 meets Thursday mornings at the Maplewood Christian Church located at 7300 State Route 88 in Ravenna. Members arrive between 9 and 9:45 a.m. for weighin and the meeting begins at 10 a.m. adjourning at 11 a.m.

New members are always welcome. Whether it’s 10-20 pounds you haven’t been able to shed or 50 or 100+, we are here to support you on your journey to a healthier you!  Please visit us and consider joining!