PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND Families in the Lehigh Valley and Nazareth hosted children from New York City this summer to give these inner-city youngsters an experience of simple summertime pleasures, including afternoons of swimming, fishing at sunset and roasting s'mores over a campfire. The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to over 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. ABOVE: Chantal Daley has her face
Assistant George Carreira slowly pours nitrogen into the ice cream mixture as Air Products demonstrator Tony Smith stirs the concoction.
Fresh Air Fund families enjoy picnic
@$:Families open their homes to New York City children.