Inside The The Southampton Fresh Air Home Annual American Picnic

Tony Bowles
Jul 5, 2018 · 2 min read

The Southampton Fresh Air Home celebrated Independence Day with its 31st Annual American Picnic with Fireworks By Grucci on Saturday, June 30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event took place at a private residence in Southampton. Highlights included a picnic buffet; carts filled with popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream and other all-American treats; arts and crafts, and carnival booths with games and prizes on the grounds of an ocean-front estate.

The spectacular fireworks display over Shinnecock Bay — orchestrated to patriotic music — is the most anticipated family Fourth of July fireworks event in Southampton.

The 2018 American Picnic Honorary Chairmen are Pam and Bill Michaelcheck. The American Picnic Chairmen Mimi and Andy Crawford, Lise and Michael Evans, Stephanie and Steve Hessler, Christl and Kenneth Meszkat, Whitney and Drew Mogavero, Lyn Devon and William Reardon, and Ashley and Victor Wu.

All proceeds will benefit the Southampton Fresh Air Home’s 117th year of camp for physically challenged children. Their mission is to provide an enriching, recreational camping experience. They are committed to helping our campers develop physically, emotionally, and educationally, with the goal of fostering self-esteem, maturity and independence through a broadly balanced program, while providing their families with a well-deserved respite.

This organization is dedicated to improving and expanding its programs and facilities as new opportunities, technology and financial support become available. The SFAH is a 501(C)(3) charitable organization. To meet the campers and learn more about this extraordinary place, please go to

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