I am posting this for possefan.......
Recently, the racing community has poured out its support to Charlie Dean Lefler in the aftermath of losing his father, Jason Lefler. I have been astounded by the goodness of so many people, who in the midst of a great tragedy, are reaching out to a little boy whose life will be forever changed.
A similar goodness continued last night (6-21) when my son’s Cub Scout pack went to the races at Williams Grove. In addition to a great night of racing, the boys had the unique opportunity of meeting Fred Rahmer, who took time out of his schedule to meet with the kids. He answered their questions, had pictures taken with them, and gave out packets of racing memorabilia. Fred’s demeanor was very accommodating, and not contrived. One could tell that he really enjoyed this type of interaction with fans. It impressed me that a man with all of his accomplishments is still willing to spend time with little kids, who at times, may be seen as insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
This type of thing reminds me of how little effort is required to spread good in our communities. We place such huge value in whether our local racing star has done well or not. A make or break season is determined by whether or not the posse has beaten the outlaws. We often miss the little things that truly make a difference. I would be hard pressed to recount the winners of the National open over the last 5 years. This is the biggest race of the year in central PA. Yet, they are so easily forgotten. But one thing is for sure…15 little boys will NEVER forget the night they met a racing legend.
Thank you Fred for spending the time with a group of cub scouts. And thank you Deb Rahmer for helping organize this meeting and Loren Carman for taking pictures. All of you are true ambassadors of “good” in the racing community. With great thanks, Andy Moyer.
Photos taken by Loren Carman
My son's picture to Fred which was signed by all of the scouts