Lions Club hosts 3rd annual Walking Rally

Teams scattered throughout Rockville Centre to participate in the fundraiser event


Inspired by the CBS hit reality television show, “The Amazing Race,” the Rockville Centre Lions Club’s held its biggest community fundraiser effort of the year, on Saturday, May 20.

“It’s really like an adult scavenger hunt,” Lions President Michelle Sewell explained. “There are teams of four or more people who are given a directional map and they have to figure out the answers based on clues. The team that gets the most correct answers gets a prize.”

Teams put their knowledge of the village to the test by solving clues and puzzles hidden across different locations and establishments throughout the community.

“It’s a nice way for the community to get together and see things they may not normally see in the village,” Sewell said.

More than 100 participants signed up to take part in this year’s competition, which began at the parking lot next to the Rockville Centre Fire Department, at the corner of Maple and Morris avenues.

Each of the clues tasked competitors to perform different activities, ranging from bowling at Maple Lanes RVC, a duck pluck at Better Home Health Care on Merrick Road, tasting the different flavors of ice cream at Go Nuts for Sweets on N. Village Avenue, and much more.

Participants each spent $35 to take part in the event, which included a free t-shirt, a buffet lunch, raffle prizes, and more. All of the money raised will go to help different efforts in the community including Mr. B’s inclusive playground, the Mary Ruchalski Foundation, and more.

Following the Walking Rally, everyone gathered at MacArthur Park Restaurant & Pub at the corner of Park and Maple avenues to celebrate all of the fun and exciting challenges they accomplished.