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February 23, 2011
"Biggest Loser" speaking in Ione about 100-pound weight loss

AbbyRike.jpgBy Niesha Lofing

A competitor from "The Biggest Loser" will be the guest of honor at a meet-and-greet and rally Thursday in Ione.

Abby Rike, a competitor on Season 8 of the NBC reality show, will be at Clark's Corner for the meet-and-greet at 6 p.m., then will be sharing her personal story and experience on "The Biggest Loser" during a 7 p.m. rally at Ione Junior High School, according to a news release.

Rike participated in the show in 2009 when she weighed 247 pounds. She had lost her family in a fatal car crash three years prior. While on the show, she lost 46 pounds, then went on to lose an additional 54 pounds.

Cost of the evening event with Rike, which includes appetizers and a no-host bar at the meet-and-greet and admission to the rally, is $25 per person. Tickets for the rally only are $15 per person. Tickets are available online at or in person at Clark's Corner, 12 Main St., Ione. Some tickets may be available at the door.

For more information, call Clark's Corner at (209) 274-2233.

To hear an interview with Rike, click here.

Photo Credit: Katie Murphy Business Solutions

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