We here at MARFC extend our deepest sympathies to the LaHaie family at the loss of Dick LaHaie at 76 years old back on December 5th. A real veteran of drag racing not only in the driver’s seat but as a crew chief also. He was a true legend in our sport who way proud to be from our great state of Michigan. A member of the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame & a NHRA Top Fuel Champion with many victories throughout his career made him a great repesenative of our wonderful sport. Services for Dick LaHaie. Fri Dec 14, 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 at Gorsline Runciman in Lansing Mi at 900 E Michigan Ave & funeral at South Church at 5250 Cornerstone Dr, Lansing at 2:00. (Saturday). (Photo by NHRA archives & Drag Illustrated)
December Children’s Christmas Party Report: Mother Nature was very kind on the day of our December meeting providing sun and warmer temps. What a great time we all had at our annual Children’s Christmas Party! Each child received a goodie bag upon arrival. Young & old were treated to a fantastic afternoon with Toostee the clown and the awesome balloons made for all in attendance. Everyone was able to have a great lunch provided by longtime club member and supporter Jimmy Gullett. Many Thanks Jimmy! Then it was time for the big man in the red suit to arrive. We all had a sing along with Jingle Bells and then Santa made his way into the hall and greeted all his kid’s big & small. Every child had their photo taken with Santa and all the children used the North Pole Mail Box to mail their Christmas List to Santa and when he was ready to leave, he carried them back to the North Pole with him. Then each child was able to win a door prize in a special raffle for them. Our adult 50/50 raffle was won by Chris Fitzpatrick and he graciously donated his winnings back to the club for next years party. Way to go Chris thank you! A very Special Thanks to Barbara Gullett for all her work you put into this party by chairing it again this year. Thanks Again Barb! (Photo Top Left: Tootsee with kid’s) (Photo Top Right: Santa greeting the kid’s) (Photo Bottom: MARFC Board members with Santa)
From all of us here on the Board of Directors we want to wish all our members the Happiest of Thanksgivings. May your day be full of joy and fellowship with family & friends and your travels be safe to & from your days destinations. May we all be thankful for everything we have and give thanks to the Good Lord for a blessed day!
As Always Keep Racing!
We here at MARFC want to take the time to say a very large Thank You to all our service personal across the country and abroad. Many thanks for your sacrifices that you have made to keep our way of life free. Please take the time to say and give thanks to all those who have served and those who are continuing to serve at this time. If you see or know anyone who has served please thank them for all of us here at MARFC. “May God Bless & Keep Them All Now and Forever More.”