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Our committed and caring counselors, who nurture each camper's individual needs and talents, reflect the excellence of 92Y camps. Tom Allon, president and CEO of Manhattan Media—which owns local newspapers Our Town, New York Press, City Hall, The West Side Spirit, Chelsea Clinton News and The Westsider, as well as Avenue and New York Family magazines—was a counselor at Camp Yomi in the summer of 1982 and his two daughters and son attended Yomi for several years.

"This is my mother's world-famous Hungarian recipe." Tom Allon
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup pitted cherries
  • 3⁄4 cup of sugar

Place the cherries and liquid in a medium sauce pan. Heat for a few minutes over low heat. In a bowl, mix the flour, sour cream and sugar until smooth. Add some of the cherry liquid from the pot and stir. Add the flour mixture to the soup and simmer for five minutes.

Serve cold.

Makes about 8 servings.