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Coey Family of Maplewood Awarded in The Fresh Air Fund's Annual Photo Contest

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Destiny, of the Bronx, and her host sister April of Maplewood, in the backyard of her Fresh Air host family’s home. Photo credit: Dan Coey
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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood family the Coey's were one of the winners of The Fresh Air Fund's 2015 Photo Contest. Winners were chosen from hundreds of pictures sent in by volunteer families throughout the Northeast.

A press release from the Fresh Air Fund stated that the winners of the Fresh Air Fund Photo contest "reflect the memorable experiences families shared with their New York City visitors this past summer." Categories include “Laketime Fun,” “Summer Siblings,” “By the Beach,” and “Fresh Air Foodies.”

The Coey's photo, taken by Dan Coey, features Fresh Air visitor nine-year-old Destiny of the Bronx playing on the swings in Maplewood with host sister, April. It was selected as the winner in the “Backyard Fun” category.

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The Fresh Air Fun matches volunteer host families with New York City children from low-income communities to provide free summer experiences in the country. As part of the program Destiny spent seven days with the Coeys in Maplewood.

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. Patricia Marchaterre can be contacted at 201-486-7729 and information can be found at The Fresh Air Fund about hosting a child next summer.

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