Tickets for the event are available at
Logan County Quilt Shop, MKS Jewelers, Regions Bank and Lincoln
Christian Church for a donation of $8. Tickets will also be
available at each tour site during tour hours.
15 Fairway Lane
The home of Bill and Kay Armbruster,
15 Fairway Lane, was built in the fall of 2007 by architect Jim
Manning. The home was designed to leave in place many of the stately
oak trees framing the lot, although many of these trees have since
died and been replaced.
The Armbruster home features wood
and natural elements. The wood, color scheme and decor of the house
give it an agreeable masculine feel. Large windows offer great views
year-round. The house is nestled in the landscape, complementing
rather than competing with the surroundings. The location offers a
view of the golf course from the home's full-length windows.
The laundry room offers one feature
that is somewhat unique — a dog shower. Since the Armbrusters have
several pets, it has become a handy area in the home.
As the basement concrete was poured
in the fall of 2007, leaves from the trees surrounding the house
left impressions in the concrete. The Armbrusters chose to stain the
basement floor and leave it bare so that the delightful leaf pattern
remains visible today.
Bill and Kay invite you to visit
their home as part of the Harvest of Talents tour.
5 Fairway Lane
Close by at 5 Fairway Lane, the
home of Dr. John and Sheema Wahab will also be open to tour.
Completed five years ago, their Mediterranean-style home was
designed to be a modern and beautiful residence that would not serve
not only as a home for their active family but also as a great
setting to share their traditional hospitality.
In choosing the southern view of
the Lincoln Elks Club's 18th fairway and pond, the Wahabs enjoy the
scenery of every season from outdoor patios, balcony and expansive
Tour guests will be intrigued and
amazed by the family's collection of big-game trophies preserved
from their hunting trips to South Africa and the Sahara, including a
giraffe (affectionately called Reginald by the children), Cape
buffalo, lioness, niala, zebra, wildebeest and various antelopes.
Family is the primary foundational
inspiration for the Wahabs' home, and, as such, comfortable
accommodations for three generations are integrated into the house
on all levels.
The Wahabs are hosting "Mrs. Claus'
Workshop" near their kitchen and encourage tour guests to take
advantage of this special opportunity for Christmas shopping amid
homemade treats and handcrafted items made especially by the Harvest
of Talents ministry team for Sunday's home tour. Every purchase will
benefit this ministry for hunger relief around the world.
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515 Eighth St.
Across town at 515 Eighth St., the
cozy one-story dwelling of Betty York is the third stop on the home
tour. The house was built in 1971 by Frank Hinman, who lived there
for several years. It was most recently owned by Richard and
Halcyone Eimer and purchased from the Eimer estate.
In October of 2012, Mrs. York moved
from the historic William Maxwell two-story house just up the
street, her home for over 40 years, to the smaller house, which
better suited her physical needs. Situated on a tree-shaded corner
lot, the four-room brick home with patio and two-car garage ideally
fits the needs of a couple or single occupant.
Lovely pieces of antique furniture,
Harvest of Talents quilts and clocks refurbished by Mrs. York's late
husband add to the charm of the home.
Longtime friend Jan Schacht has
used her personal collection, many years in the making, to decorate
Betty's home for Christmas. Ms. Schacht has adorned the home with a
variety of evergreen arrangements that make a perfect backdrop for
the many rustic and primitive Christmas decorations that harken back
to the early years of our nation.
204 N. McLean
Also included in the tour is the
newly remodeled sanctuary of Lincoln Christian Church. The building
of bricks and Bedford stone was dedicated on Dec. 5, 1954.
One of the special features of the
sanctuary, then and now, are the stained-glass windows of the nave,
each carrying a message for those who worship there. On the right,
the "I Ams" of Jesus are symbolized in glass. On the left, his
entire life is symbolized, including the following events:
incarnation, nativity, early life, baptism, atonement, resurrection,
victory, the church, "Rock of Ages" and "A Mighty Fortress." The
large window at the front of the church is 28 feet high, and the
glass is fully encased in stone. The three circles at the top carry
the symbols of the Godhead: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Just below
them are the symbols of the four evangelists — Matthew, Mark, Luke
and John – with the busts of the four evangelists below each. They
tell the story of redemption (John 20:30-31). Tours of the
stained-glass windows will be conducted from 1 to 3 p.m. by Ron
Otto, pastor of the church
Quilt show — 30 years of Harvest
Sunday afternoon the church
sanctuary will also feature a display of many of the quilts that
been purchased in the 30 years of the Harvest of Talents for World
Hunger. The purchasers of these handmade treasures have loaned them
back to the Harvest ministry to be displayed, celebrating the 30th
Harvest of Talents for World Hunger and honoring the many quilters
who have shared their quilting skills. The Harvest of Talents
ministry displays these quilts with great thankfulness,
acknowledging that they have provided food for many hungry people
throughout the world and humbly recognizing the generosity of both
the quilters and the purchasers.
All proceeds from the Holiday Homes
on Tour will become a part of the 31st annual Harvest of Talents for
World Hunger, scheduled for the fourth Saturday in October 2014.