Rite of Spring: Annual Road Rally!


2013 Champs: Anna Martell, Elaine West, Connie Boyle, Alvin LaFreniere

The 11th annual PABI Road Rally was held on May 5, a beautiful sunny day for a trek around the Island!

Event organizers Lisa Gillespie and Liz Lanier read the rules, which revolved around a Dr. Seuss theme, “Oh the places you’ll go!” The third organizer, Joan LaFreniere was off Island, but was in attendance in spirit and in the many photos posted at the Shamrock.

Lisa noted that if any rallier had complaints, they could meet Joan’s plane on Monday afternoon and discuss it with her personally!

Map challenges, word searches, some foreign language – we are still not really sure what language it was – and other clues took the teams from Bishop Baraga’s Landing to trailheads, Barney’s Lake and the tennis courts (among other places).

At the conclusion of the rally the teams converged again at the Shamrock where Dana and Eric put out a spread of food and the groups read their own “Seuss-like” poem about their experiences on the rally for some much needed extra points. Trophies were provided by a benefactor and the top three teams took home large trophies, with each rally car receiving a miniature trophy.

The 2013 Champs: Anna Martell, Elaine West, Connie Boyle and Alvin LaFreniere were thrilled with their win. Driver Connie Boyle thanked the organizers for all their work in providing such a fun springtime event on the Island.

For more photos of the event, watch for the June issue of NorthernIslander.