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
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
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
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 windows.
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
Lovely pieces of antique furniture, Harvest of Talents quilts and
clocks refurbished by Mrs. York's late husband add to the charm of
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 quilts
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.
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