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Frey Family of Deerfield Awarded In The Fresh Air Fund’s Annual Photo Contest - 10-16-14

Deerfield residents, the Freys, celebrated the pure joys of summer with The Fresh Air Fund and were among the winners of The Fresh Air Fund’s 2014 Photo Contest! All winners were selected from the hundreds of pictures sent in 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 “Laketime Fun,” “Summer Siblings,” “By the Beach,” and “Fresh Air Foodies.”

The Frey family’s photo was determined the winner in the “Garden” category, and features Fresh Air visitor Christine, age eight, experiencing the thrill of catching butterflies in the Frey family’s beautiful garden in New Hampshire. “I think hosting a Fresh Air child was not only great for Christine, but enriching for our daughter as well. She made a new friend and got to share her world with someone who really appreciated it,” said Serita about her hosting experience.



Christine, of Brooklyn, enjoyed spending the day catching butterflies in the garden while visiting her Fresh Air host family. Christine spent two weeks with the Frey family, of Deerfield, this past July as part of The Fresh Air Fund's Volunteer Host Family Program. Photo credit: Serita Frey


The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. For more information on hosting a Fresh Air child next summer, please contact Heather Martel at 603-332-2931 or visit The Fresh Air Fund online at



















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