Rescuing Families is off to the races


Community members enjoyed Franklin Square-based nonprofit Rescuing Families’ third annual Night at the Races fundraiser on March 15 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2718.

Silent auctions, hosted by Long Island Silent Auctions, offered items like sports memorabilia, designer handbags, movie memorabilia and more for attendees to bid on.

Event participants enjoyed the interactive horse race, where people owned a horse and selected a rider to take part in the festivities. People cheered on horses as they went around the track and people placed bets on the horse that they believed would be the winner.

The annual derby hate competition at the event saw a number of entries from festive event goers.

To learn more about upcoming events and how to get involved with Rescuing Families, visit