Wings & Wheels Spins Web of Intrigue for Ronald McDonald House in Omaha


International cuisine. Premium
cocktails and wines. Luxury autos. Private planes. What sound like the
ingredients for a master spy thriller was actually the backdrop for Wings & Wheels, a benefit for Ronald
McDonald House Charities in Omaha. 


The event, held September 8 at
5:00 pm, gave 175+ attendees the chance to sample international foods,
cocktails and wine while viewing a collection of luxury automobiles provided by
the Cornhusker Corvette Club and private airplanes including a P-51D Mustang,
Falcon, Cessna V Ultra, Falcon 50 and Lear 60. The setting itself was worthy of
an action movie as it took place inside an actual airplane hangar at Signature
Flight Support.


A patron party, featuring wines
served by members of vinNEBRASKA, kicked off the night with tastings of
Goosecross, Dehlinger, Optima and Seghesio.  

The night was orchestrated by the
leadership of Board Members Pam Bradley and Heather Schneider of the RMHC’s
Service League. Music was music provided by Complete Music and televisions were
donated by ACE Rent–to–Own so all guests could catch the game. Dave Wingert of
KOOO radio entertained as emcee and the integrity of the planes were protected
the UNO Flight Team. Guests enjoyed samples of Spirit World’s tequila, HyVee’s single
malt scotch, gin donated by Distillery 209, wine brought in by special guest
Robin Connely of Hahn Winery, and beer was supplied by Quality Brands.  All spirits accompanied gourmet cuisine artistically
displayed by Catering Creations while the night was captured by Image Society
Photography who donated 100% of their time.


This year’s honorary chairs are
Christy Huber and the Huber Family.  Ron
Huber was the winner of the live auction item consisting of a private flight in
the P-51 Mustang.  “We are extremely
lucky to be the recipients of all the generous hearts here tonight; there were
enough dollars donated by this event to provide support to 20 families with
extremely sick children for an entire month!” says an enthusiastic Lindsey Rai
Ehlers, Director of Development for RMHC.  

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