MANCHESTER - Volunteers from southern Vermont attended a conference in New York City as a kickoff for the 2013 Fresh Air Fund season. This was followed by a local meeting of chairmen and committees to coordinate plans for hosting Fresh Air children.

The first bus trip is July 3 to July 10 for a one week trip and July 3 to July 17 for a two week trip. An August trip is planned for Aug. 13 to Aug. 23. The Fresh Air Fund is always seeking new host famiies. For more information, call Martha Thompson at 362-3473 or Pat Meuleman at 297-9886 chairmen of the Dorset Friendly Town.

Families may choose gender and approximate age of the child or children they would like to invite. The Fund Number is 1-800 367-0003.

A kite-making party will be held at the Taylor Farm on April 28 and information about the Fresh Air Fund will be available there.


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