We here at MARFC just heard the news of the passing of one of our MARFC Fan of the Year winners. Jack Colpean Jr. passed away suddenly during back surgery in late November. His wife Diane contacted me about his passing last week. Jack & his Dad Jack Sr. were at the races just about every time there was a MARFC event. True race fans were he and his dad. They also were great supporters of our club donating items for our auctions at the banquets and even toys for our annual children’s Christmas party events. Enjoyed every minute of time I spent with him and Jack Sr. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Colpean family at this time. (Photo: Jack Jr. & Jack Sr. at MARFC Banquet 2018)
From all of us here at MARFC we wish you & yours the Best Merry Christmas you could possibly have. May the Lord Bless & Keep all of you throughout this holiday season. May you enjoy your time with family and friends and be safe in your travels. If you can’t be home for the holidays, please try to take a minute and give them a call. Please remember all those who are protecting us here at home and abroad. Once again have a very Merry Christmas!
God Bless Always!
Our Annual Children’s Christmas Party event was held at the Mt. Clemens Elks Lodge # 2124. Mt. Clemens, Michigan with 30 children and their families on hand for a great afternoon. All the children had a wonderful time with “Kinker the Clown” who entertained them with magic balloon making and More Than Magic show provided by Professor Magic. Each child had their picture taken with Santa and received a special gift from him to take home and enjoy! Everyone had a fantastic time, which included a wonderful luncheon with Santa. The children even had a door prize raffle to have a chance to receive a little something extra. Every child also, received a goody bag with coloring books, crayons, to take home and enjoy. We want to give a very special Thank You to all who donated items, food and finances for this event! It would not happen without your loyal support! So, from all the MARFC Children and our Board of Directors thanks you all so much and have an Outstanding New Year! Special thanks to all who helped set up and take down during the party. (Photo Left: “Kinker” the Clown) (Photo Center: Professor Magic & the kids) (Photo Right: MARFC Board with Santa)
Once again, we here at MARFC are saddened by the news of the passing of one of our longtime members. Mary Darling mother of MSTRC founder Chuck Darling passed away last week. Mary was a strong supporter of racing for many years and helped Chuck in learning the love of racing he is so passionate about now. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Darling family at this time. As requested by Mom Darling no services are to be held but, a memorial night of racing at a track later this summer she will be honored then. “Rest Easy Dear Mary”
(Chuck Darling & Mom Darling)