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25-ACRE 'HOME' GUARANTEES GOOD DAYS, SPECIAL TIMES

The opening of a permanent home for Camp Good Days and Special Times on Keuka Lake this weekend brought together new and old friends. Among the former campers who were reunited were, left, Julie McHale, 22, of Webster an Barbara Patterson, 22, of Rochester.

Although many of the former campers were unable to attend the ceremonies this weekend, those who have died were not forgotten.

Two people stop, right, for a moment of reflection at the memorial that has been erected at the camp. The memorial, depicting a mountain with a path leading to the top where two hands reach up with three balloons, was designed by the campers in memory of the approximately 200 campers who have died since the camp opened in August 1980.

Gary and Sheri Mervis, who have dedicated their lives to building Camp Good Days and Special Times since the death of their daughter Teddi in 1982, join hands on the camp's dock, below.

Nearly 3,000 cancer-stricken youngsters have attended camp since it was first held in 1980 at Eagle Cove in the Adirondacks, near Inlet.

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