Vandervest Harley-Davidson held their customer appreciation event on Saturday, August 4th. A couple of weeks before the planned event, Hogs For Hero’s called the dealership to say that they want to present a Veteran from our area with a new Harley. The Veteran belongs to Desert Vets and picked Vandervest Harley-Davidson as his dealership to receive his bike. Brian Russow chose a 2018 Heritage. Hogs for Heros Foundation raises money to purchase Harley’s for Veterans who apply. They have previously given Harley’s to five different Veterans who took a ride to Green Bay to be a part of Brian Russow receiving his Harley. A Military Color Guard was present to honor Brian.
Vandervest Harley-Davidson sponsored free pork, potato salad, chips, beer, soda and customers filled the donation jugs for Hogs for Heros.
The food and drink jugs totalled $906 and Vandervest made the donation an even $1,000. Hogs for Heros had a tent set up for the day with information about the organizations and our customers filled the jugs with over $600 that day.
Vandervest Harley-Davidson also presented Brian with a Screamin’ Eagle Jacket, Vandervest Harley-Davidson 20th Anniversary T-shirt, H-D Challenge Coin, and Riding Bell. Congratulations to Brian Russow and Vandervest Harley-Davidson was grateful to have the opportunity to share in his special day.
Be sure to follow Hogs for Heroes on their facebook page, they just announced their next recipient, a veteran from Elkhart Lake, that will be receiving the keys to a new Harley later this month.