Wrentham's Rico Family is among the winners of The Fresh Air Fund’s 2012 Photo Contest. Winners were selected from hundreds of pictures submitted by volunteer host families across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada, reflecting the memorable experiences they shared with their New York City visitors this past summer. Categories include Fresh Air Silliness, Family Moments, Reach for the Sky and Fun in the Sun.
The Rico’s photo was determined the winner in the Future Olympians category, and features Fresh Air visitor, Kunsanz, eight-years-old, enjoying summertime fun in Massachusetts. Check out the other winners of the 2012 Annual Photo Contest on www.freshair.org.
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from six to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Children on first-time visits are six to 12 years old and stay for one or two weeks. Children who are reinvited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips. Over 65 percent of all children are reinvited to stay with their host families, year after year. For more information on hosting a Fresh Air child next summer, please contact Andrea Debaggis at 508-409-1972 or The Fresh Air Fund at800-367-0003. You can also visit them online at www.freshair.org.