A thank-you to Fresh Air supporters

Friday, July 20, 2018 3:35PM
A fresh air thank you to supporters

To the editor:

Once again I happily put fingers to keypad to thank the wonderful area families and businesses who welcome our young guests from New York City under the auspices of the Fresh Air Fund. The Fresh Air Fund has been organizing and funding countryside summer visits for low-income city youth for over 140 years, and our region has been one of the faithful host “friendly towns.” Our businesses are very generous in providing gifts and discounts to say “welcome” and enrich our guests’ stay. Thank you very much to La Mia Casa, Toadstool Bookstore, The Bagel Mill, Ava Marie Chocolates, Mariposa Museum, Peterborough Community Theatre, Peterborough Players, Peterborough Art Academy and L&M Create It Crafts in Peterborough; Kimball Farm, Jaffrey Pizza Barn, Athens Pizza and Rousseau Music in Jaffrey; Friendly Farm in Dublin; and Northfield Drive-In in Hinsdale/Northfield. Our appreciation also to Peterborough Rec for arranging swim lessons for our Fresh Air guests.

Thank you everyone for making this another magical Fresh Air summer. To learn more about the Fresh Air Program, to become a host or participate in our merchant welcome program, call area chairwoman Karen Hatcher at 908-797-4649.

Peggy Ueda 

Fresh Air host and volunteer