Children in the C.W. Avery Family YMCA’s summer day camp program had the opportunity to learn about the importance of healthy eating while tending to the YMCA’s garden this summer thanks to the generosity of longtime member and Y supporter Gus Rousonelos.
This spring, Gus purchased and planted all the seeds and plants for the garden to ensure it was already growing when the kids arrived on the first day of summer camp.
Rousonelos also teamed up with part-time staff member Melissa Vidito to speak with the campers each week about gardening and nutrition. Campers even had the opportunity to taste test a variety of different fruits and vegetables throughout the summer.
Thank you, Gus, for being a loyal Y member and supporting our summer camp program.
As seen in the Fall 2016 Donor Newsletter, which can be found here.