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The Fourth of July is a day set aside to celebrate the day our great country was unified as a nation. Many spend the day with family and friends, showing their American pride through food, fun, and, of course, fireworks! Check out this list of pure American fun to be had this Independence Day:

Learn About the Flag

The stripes on the American Flag represent the 13 original colonies, and the stars represent all 50 current United States. It is a way for our country to portray itself to the rest of the world. Let’s raise a flag this 4th of July to show our pride and freedom for our country! Click here to learn more about the flag and its importance.

Dress in the Colors of the American Flag

What better way to show your patriotic spirit by dressing in red, white and blue on Independence Day! Patriotic gear is available at many local stores and online. Get the family together and take a family picture on this great holiday.

Attend a Parade/Festival

One of the top things to do on the 4th of July is to attend the local parade. Expect to see proud veterans, color guard, fire trucks, ice cream, marching bands, and more at the celebration of our independent nation. Let’s cheer them on to show our patriotic spirit! It’s a symbol of pride and freedom.

Barbecue

Who doesn’t love a good hamburger or hot dog on a hot summer, day especially on the Fourth of July? Invite family and friends over for a patriotic barbecue in this Independence Day celebration tradition.

Backyard Games

July 4th is the perfect time to plan some outdoor fun for the family! To cool off from the summer heat, fill some water balloons, make teams, and have a water balloon fight or douse each other with squirt guns. Amp up the competition with a prize for the winning team! Add a relay race to promote healthy living with some physical fitness.

Red White Blue Desserts

Grab the kids for a family fun activity in the kitchen creating patriotic desserts. Let’s get baking! From red, white and blue M&M brownies and sugar cookie pie, to angel food pudding cake with berries. Patriotic pie, cake, Jello, cookies and cupcakes; there are lots of recipes available that’ll get you baking. You won’t regret any of these options! Click here for recipes.

Attend Fireworks

What would Fourth of July be without fireworks?! it’s a tradition to see fireworks on this holiday. Michigan offers an abundant array of spectacular firework displays across the state. Take the family and enjoy the holiday with some patriotic fireworks. Click here to find local fireworks near you!

 

Finally, have fun and be safe. Enjoy the family time, and the freedom that we have today! Eat a bunch, hang out with friends and family, dress like a flag, see fireworks, go to the parade, and recognize all veterans and current active members! Happy Fourth of July, from our family to yours.

 

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11661 N. Beyer Rd. Birch Run MI 48415

Birch Run, MI – December 4, 2016 – LaFontaine Automotive Group is pleased to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art Ford facility in Birch Run. The new facility, is located on 19 acres along I-75, between Shiawassee Harley Davidson and the Birch Run Expo Center.

LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run Exterior BuildingThe community has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the LaFontaine Ford Birch Run dealership. The 34,000 square foot building is aspiring to be a Silver or Gold rated Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) facility, complimenting their existing Gold LEED Cadillac/Buick/GMC location in Highland, as well as their Silver LEED Chevrolet in Dexter and Volkswagen of Dearborn locations.

LEED is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
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volvosubaru_santaarrivalat12oaksmallDon’t miss Santa’s Arrival on Friday, November 11th at 11:30 AM in the Lifestyle Cafe Food Court. LaFontaine Subaru and LaFontaine Volvo of Farmington Hills are proud to sponsor Santa’s arrival. Santa will arrive in style and be escorted by a couple of LaFontaine’s valued employees.

The first 20 children in line will receive a FREE PHOTO with Santa, on us! We would love for you to share your photos with Santa, either in the comments or on our LaFontaine Subaru Facebook page.

The event will include: holiday-themed activities for children, balloon twister, a first look at our new holiday experience, appearance by 100.3 WNIC radio personality, Jay Towers, and more!

lafontaine_familyThe heart of the LaFontaine Family Deal is being highlighted in an article written by Donald Levitt and featured in Crain’s Business. The LaFontaine’s are proud of their family business and to learn about their individual influences and where it began our interesting.

Read the article and view the videos that are included, When ‘family is at the heart of the family business.

 

 

 

The LaFontaine Family opened their hearts to hundreds of children on October 18, 2016 at 9:00am at the ribbon cutting for the LaFontaine Learning Academy. We are so blessed to be able to show our support to the Whaley Children’s Center, a home for neglected children that have been taken from their parents for one of many different reasons. A safe place for the kids, the center offers security, love, and hope for the future. The LaFontaine Family is passionate about giving back, so much so that the mission statement for the Automotive Group includes “…building life long relationships that connect families and strengthen communities…”

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One of the benefits a General Motors employee has is the ability to share the GM Supplier Discount with their friends and acquaintances.

This is done through the GM Supplier Discount for Friends program in which eligible GM employees can offer a great vehicle discount to one friend or acquaintance per month.

GM Supplier Discount for Friends at LaFontaine

What makes this program even better is that friends of GM Employees can combine the supplier discount with current GM incentives on select 2014 and 2015 vehicles for even greater savings (see current offers below)

So what do you need to do if you’re a qualified GM Employee who would like to give the GM Supplier Discount to a friend?

It’s simple, just follow these steps:

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November has welcomed us in with a chilly embrace (although knowing Michigan, we’re bound to have at least one more 85 degree headscratcher).

This month houses some pretty important dates: Black Friday for the bargain-hunters, Veterans Day to honor our soldiers, and November 18th, which we all know as being National Only-37-Days-Left-Till Christmas Day.

The Heart of Thanksgiving

But nestled comfortably in this month is one of our most time-honored traditions: Thanksgiving Day.

Many families will gather together around the table that day, sharing stories and laughs through mouthfuls of turkey, stuffing, and all the other staples of the holiday. It’s during these moments that we share in the company of our relatives, both loved and estranged (everyone has an Uncle Eddie in their family.)

Believe it or not, these moments are what make up this wonderful holiday.

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October has arrived, and with it one of the greatest holidays to ever start with an ‘H’…….Halloween!

There are many things to love about this occasion: the spooky decorations, eating enough candy to help a dentist retire, the fact that it’s almost Christmas (although, people have been saying that since July).

5 Clever Halloween Costume Ideas for your Car

Yet perhaps the most defining part of Halloween, is the large variety of costumes that people sport.

Everyone loves dressing up for Halloween. Whether you’re going as a scary vampire, or going as that adorable Snow White/Prince Charming duo, costumes are a staple of the holiday. What better way to go all out than by dolling up your car for Halloween as well?

Here are a few classic “costume ideas” for your car:

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The hard working and dedicated professionals at the LaFontaine Import Super Center in Dearborn, MI would like to introduce to you, our dear customers a term that sums up the experience you can expect when you do business at one of our fine retail establishments.

It’s a little something we like to call #Enjoyability.

Enjoy!

Shopping for a vehicle online will never be the same again, thanks to Cat Mode – the newest feature on FamilyDeal.com.

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Cat Mode, which went live today, allows visitors to FamilyDeal.com to change all the pictures of cars to pictures of cats with the click of the mouse.

Jason Stum, Digital Marketing Manager for the LaFontaine Automotive Group, stopped by to talk about this game changing feature.

“Cat Mode is here today due to one simple fact: People love cats on the Internet. You can’t log on to Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest and not see an endless stream of cute little kitties. It was a no brainer to bring this kind of cuteness to our own website. ”

When asked what the connection is between cars and cats, Stum explained.

“Other than the obvious similarity in spelling? I mean switch out an ‘r’ for a ‘t’ and there you have it. Cars to Cats, just like that. And that’s how easy it is to use Cat Mode, it’s just one click of a button. ”

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