Give And Take

Big City Kids Provide Their Valley Hosts Perspective

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Posted: June 29, 2013

Omaria Greenaway (bottom right) gets off the bus in the Harrisonburg Kmart parking lot to meet with his host family, the Shumways (far left), for a summer of fresh-air living as part of the Fresh Air Fund on Friday. The nonprofit Fresh Air Fund introduces children from New York City to rural life in 13 different states and Canada. The program, which began in 1877, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million children. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
HARRISONBURG — Each summer, a busload of kids from the Big Apple heads to the Valley to spend a week or two with host families.
The kids who come here from New York City through the Fresh Air…

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