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Lavitt Family of Huntington Awarded in The Fresh Air Fund’s Annual Photo Contest

Skylaar spent a week with the Lavitts of Huntington, NY this past July, as part of The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program.

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October 10, 2013 - Huntington residents, the Lavitts, celebrated the simple things with The Fresh Air Fund and 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. Categories include Fresh Air Silliness, Family Moments, Master Chefs and Sand Castle Magic.

The Lavitt’s photo was determined the winner in the Summer Siblings category, and features Fresh Air visitor, 7-year-old Jeremy, experiencing the simple summertime joys in New York with host sibling, Molly and friend Alanna. “One of the best parts of our Fresh Air experience has been not just getting to know Jeremy, but watching him get to know our family and friends,” Michelle Lavitt said. 

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. For more information on hosting a Fresh Air child next summer, please contact Joan Giusto at 1-631-683-4010 or visit The Fresh Air Fund online at