Restoring Hearts Celebration 'A Great Evening'

It's hard to top last year's inaugural celebration, but our second-annual Restoring Hearts with Bike Parts event Thursday, Sept. 25, proved another great success.

More than 300 guests, including Miss Nebraska Megan Swanson, Mayor Jean Stothert and husband, Joe, and our featured speaker, Rudy Reyes, watched as Beverly VanArsdel won Ole Black Rose during our motorcycle raffle.

Rudy spoke about his life before and during his days at the Omaha Home for Boys, overcoming obstacles and reaching goals as well as his war experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan during the War on Terror. He also spoke about how his time, albeit short, at the Home helped "save his life," as well as the lives of his brothers.

Visit our Facebook page for current photos. More will be added next week, highlighting our Silent Auction, sponsored by Gregg Young Chevrolet, and our VIP Reception, sponsored by Diamond Marketing Solutions, as well as the event itself.