Ben Chooses Loren In Bachelor Finale

The 20th season of the TV show “The Bachelor” is over, and Warsaw native Ben Higgins in engaged! Higgins chose flight attendant Loren Bushnell of Seattle as the love of his life, popped the questions and she said “yes” with a national television audience watching. During the “live” after-show, Higgins had to face the last girl he turned away before bringing Loren out for their first public appearance since the engagement in Jamaica. At the end of the show, the couple passed up on a chance to get married right there on the stage, saying they were holding out for a big, traditional wedding in front of their friends and families.
Higgins has a date lined up at Baker Youth Club in March.
“BYC Madness,” an annual fundraising event usually held with a basketball theme, will give way to “BYC Reality” March 25 when Higgins is the featured speaker.
Tickets are $75. Higgins will speak about his experience on the show, his journey of love and his passion for BYC. Higgins both volunteered with and worked for BYC several years ago.
The event will feature social time, food and drinks and a silent and live auction. Prizes include a dinner date with Higgins, a trip to Hawaii and a trip to Marco Island.
The event will be held at BYC’s new location, the former YMCA at 1401 E. Smith St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are available by visiting or calling 574-267-8771. Tickets will be available at the door only if they haven’t sold out in advance.
A day later, on March 26, Higgins will be at the 8th Annual World Compassion Network’s Run for Hunger 5K to help out. All of the proceeds of the event go to Charities in Our Community.
Entry fees were $16 before March 11, but are $21 after March 11.
Race sign-up can be found at