The Grace Brethren Church of West Kittanning, Pa. (Larry Edwards, pastor), has played a role in hosting children from inner city New York for several years. Here’s a recent story that appeared in the online edition of the Pittsburg Tribune-Review. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
City kids enjoy Fresh Air in Cowansville
For the next couple weeks, two New York City boys are trading the noisy streets of Harlem for the quiet rolling green hills of Sugarcreek Township.
Savion Hawkins, 12, and Lucius Orellanes, 11, arrived by bus at Grace Brethren Church in West Kittanning on Thursday to meet up with Kayla and Gregory Seyler, a host family with the Fresh Air Fund program.
“I live in a place called the projects,” Hawkins said. “For fun, me and my friends go to the pool, ride our bikes and go skateboarding. Here, I play with my brothers and have fun.”
Hawkins, who has a little sister in New York, considers the Seyler boys — 2-year-old Holden and 1-year-old Ezra — his brothers.
He and Orellanes are unrelated. But thanks to the Fresh Air Fund, this will be their fifth year sharing a two-week vacation together at the Seylers’ Cowansville home.
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