The Soron family of Poland celebrated the simple things with the Fresh Air Fund and were among the winners of the 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 experiences they shared with their New York City visitors this past summer, according to a news release. Categories included Barefoot Through the Grass, Car Wash Craziness and Master Bakers.
The Soron’s photos were determined the winners in the Family Portrait and Summer Siblings categories, and feature Fresh Air visitor Iquan, 10, experiencing the simple summertime joys in New York with his host family, according to the release.
“We loved our experience with the Fresh Air Fund Program and feel we were able to share a lot of our family experiences with our Fresh Air child, Iquan. We enjoyed welcoming him into our family. Iquan loved that he could run outside, play basketball anytime and learn to ride a bike. It was great to see our kids interact with him and their friendship has continued long distance,” said Ellen Soron in the release.