The auto racing season in the La Crosse area doesn’t last until Christmas, but the Henderson Motorsports Group has found a way to celebrate the holiday with several families for a decade now.
On Sunday, Henderson put on its 10th annual Christmas party for families with children, selected by local school officials, that might not be able to afford certain things for the holidays.
“Nine years ago we started, with one family, and it just grew to 10 families now,” says Henderson spokesman Tom Ludwigson. “Lot of good people that are donating to the cause and to the event.”
“Each child gets to name whatever they want for Christmas, and (it’s) very seldom that we don’t get what the kids want, and the parents,” he said. The kids also get special shirts from the racing group.