Fresh Air Summer Memories

Rosalina, a Fresh Air kid, smiles at a water park with powdered sugar on her face. Photo Credit: Courtesy Linda Sharkey
Fresh Air child Angelica, left, during a trip to Boston, gets a visit from a Blue and Gold Macaw. Photo Credit: Courtesy Linda Sharkey
Danielle Sharkey and Rosalin do splits. Photo Credit: Courtesy Linda Sharkey
At Sawyer’s Bowladrome in Northborough Shakiem wih Max, Danielle and Jake Sharkey. Photo Credit: Courtesy Linda Sharkey
Lobster time: Shakiem, left, with Sharkey family members Jake, Danielle. Standing are Art, Max, and Linda Photo Credit: Courtesy Linda Sharkey
Shakiem and the Sharkeys at the covered bridge at Harvey’s Farm in Westborough. Photo Credit: Courtesy Linda Sharkey
Shakiem with the Sharkeys. Photo Credit: Courtesy Linda Sharkey
Friends and members of the Sharkey family enjoy summer in the pool with Fresh Air guest Shakiem, second from the left. Photo Credit: Courtesy Linda Sharkey
Boys day at the beach. Photo Credit: Courtesy Linda Sharkey
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WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – Linda Sharkey will always remember when a young boy named Shakiem took a cannon ball into the pool she attends in her Westborough community. Watching Shakiem, who stayed with the Sharkeys for two weeks every summer for years, jump off off the diving board was a moment Sharkey will never forget.

Each year, thousands of children from disadvantaged areas of New York City come to central Massachusetts and throughout the northeast for one or two weeks as part of the Fresh Air Fund.

Host families live in suburban or rural communities from Virginia to ...
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