Governor LePage Proclaims March 20, 2012 as Fresh Air Fund Day

March 20, 2012

For Immediate Release: March 20, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage issued the following proclamation declaring March 30, 2012 as Fresh Air Fund Day:

WHEREAS, The Fresh Air Fund provides free summer vacations in the country to close to 9,000 New York City children each summer; and

WHEREAS, The Fresh Air Fund allows city youngsters to visit the homes of volunteer host families in 13 states and Canada; and

WHEREAS, Maine families have been participating in The Fresh Air Fund Friendly Town program for over 130 years; and

WHEREAS, The Fresh Air Fund allows New York City youngsters to enjoy Maine backyards, parks, and wide open spaces; and

WHEREAS, The Fresh Air Fund is celebrating its 136th summer,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAUL R. LEPAGE, Governor of the State of Maine, do hereby proclaim March 20, 2012 as

FRESH AIR FUND DAY

throughout the State of Maine, and urge all citizens to recognize this observance."

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Fresh Air Fund Day 3-20-2012 (PDF)