Gross Family of Millsboro awarded in Fresh Air Fund's Annual Photo Contest
Millsboro residents Tracy and Robert Gross and their family were among the winners of The Fresh Air Fund’s 2013 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.
The Grosses’ photo was determined the winner in the Camping Adventures category, and features Fresh Air visitor 11-year-old Thomas, experiencing the simple summertime joys in Delaware with host sibling, Wyatt Gross. “Thomas has spent three summers here. He is an absolute joy. A sweet and kind boy! We call him our ‘summer brother’,” said host mom Tracy Gross.
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences 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 re-invited 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 re-invited to stay with their host families, year after year.
For more information on hosting a Fresh Air child next summer, contact B.J. Ellis at 1-302-228-9326 or go to www.freshair.org.