One of the very first commitments Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth made was to help city residents attain physical fitness.
The city, along with local merchants, are sponsoring Lose-A-Ton to help Santa Clarita women shed 2,000 pounds in the next six months through exercise and healthy eating.
Women interested in participating may call 259-CITY to find out where to pick up forms. Various prizes will be offered, including certificates to local restaurants.
Already, women have pledged to lose a combined 83 pounds.
Smyth and Councilwoman Marsha McLean were on hand at a local Curves gym to launch the program Wednesday.