Holiday Home Tour

The 2018 Kearney Holiday home Tour will take place on Saturday, December 1, with a special preview reception and event on Friday, November 30 at the Y Pavilion on the Lake.

The Holiday Home Tour, a fundraising event for HelpCare Clinic, is an event designed to celebrate the beauty of the holiday season. Community members are invited to tour up to eight homes beautifully decorated for the holidays.

Preview Reception

November 30
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (tour to follow)

Y Pavilion on the Lake

This hors d’oeuvre reception and preview event will be limited to the first 200 tickets purchased. The preview event allows attendees to tour the homes with fewer people. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view two homes not open to the public for Saturday’s tour. Please RSVP by purchasing your tickets before November 26th.  

Public Tour

December 1
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Attendees who have purchased a ticket online, at one of our ticket partner locations, or attended the preview reception are welcome to tour this year’s homes on Saturday, December 1. 

Tickets may be purchased online, at the homes, or at any of these local ticket partner locations: HelpCare Clinic, Shopping Tripps, the Rustic Patch, Kearney Floral, the Holiday Inn Gift Shop, and Diva’s Floral and Boutique.

See the Homes

We’d like to thank these wonderful homeowners for their willingness to open up their homes for the 2018 tour. Learn more about each home below.

Cindy & Jack Grady, Grady Cattle Co., LLC

6515 O Avenue Place

This ranch-style home will be decorated with a primitive, rustic theme. The home is full of unique pieces collected over the years, including furniture, accent pieces and collectibles. With assistance from Blissfully Yours, owned and operated by Cindy Grady, and Kearney Floral, view the cowboy-style decorations and different textures in this home.

The Grady’s 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home built in 2017 features high ceilings and a spacious floor plan, as well as a color scheme including creams, leathers and reds.

Rooms of Interest

In the master bedroom, you’ll find a bed made of reclaimed fence posts and tree bark that was purchased in North Carolina in 2006, after the Grady’s home was destroyed by Hurricane Charley.

In the downstairs guest room, you’ll find an iron bed that is well over 100 years old. The bed was given to the family by Cindy’s step-mom.

In the downstairs bar, you’ll find a homemade bar with the family’s cattle brands burned into the surface.

In the downstairs living area, you’ll find a variety of antique decorating pieces.

Dr. Phyllis Markussen & Dr. Brito Mutunayagam

2608 W 48th Street

This traditional-style home will be decorated with Christmas-themed décor. The home’s cranberry and gold color scheme is accented with white-painted wood trim. With assistance from Drapery Den, view the traditional Christmas-colored decorations in this home.

Phyllis and Brito’s 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom home built in 2005 features high ceilings with great ceiling architecture.

Rooms of Interest

In the living room, you’ll find stained glass windows with high ceilings moldings. You’ll also find carpet inset into a cherry floor with a nice, angled pattern.

In the formal dining room, you’ll find ceiling and window treatments, as well as a carved Chinese rug. Look also for the original artwork and photography in the room.

In the master bedroom, you’ll find a four-poster bed and a sitting area. Look for the tray and coffered ceiling, as well as Palladian windows and treatments.

In the two-cook kitchen, you’ll find dark cherry cabinets and wood floors, as well as detailed coffered ceilings and window treatments.

Steve & Sharon Stelling

811 W 82nd Street

This traditional-style home will be decorated with décor in warm and inviting tones that have been accumulated over the years. With many features of the home made by the Stellings themselves, look for a handmade chair rail in the hallway and a wood feature wall downstairs – both made of wood reclaimed from local structures.

The Stelling’s 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home was designed by Sharon and built primarily with Steve’s great craftsmanship. The family added a 2000 square foot addition in 2004.

Rooms of Interest

In the upstairs family room, you’ll find space for the whole family to gather for Christmas and special events.

In the kitchen, you’ll find a new design done by Showcase Cabinets of Kearney in 2014.

In the dining room, you’ll find a table big enough for all 14 family members to gather around.

In the grandkid’s room, you’ll find a place for the older grandkids to hang out and catch up with one another.

In the downstairs family room, you’ll find a great space where the Stellings enjoy watching movies and football, as well as hosting their weekly bible study group.

IV & Nini Rosenberg

13 Hillcrest Drive

This traditional home is decorated in neutral and soft-yellow painted walls with white or stained trim. Look for the Department 56 Dickens Village, and other Christmas decorations supported by Shopping Tripps.

The Rosenberg’s 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom home built in 1962 features hardwood floors, granite countertops and backsplashes, and detailed external features.

Rooms of Interest

In the living room, you’ll find a century-old oak library table and antique floor lamp.

In the dining room, you’ll find an alabaster light fixture.

In the family room, you’ll find built-in shelves and cabinets, as well as an open view into the backyard.

Martha Pettigrew

201 W 21st Street

This prairie-style home will be decorated in a traditional theme with an edgy feel. The home is filled with eastern, American and European antiques downstairs, as well as traditional items upstairs with lots of original oil paintings throughout. With assistance from Kearney Floral, the home will have a decorated tree among the Christmas décor.

Martha’s 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bathroom home features high ceilings with complex moldings, as well as an elevator from the main to the second floor.

Rooms of Interest

In the living room and entry, you’ll find nice crown molding.

In the dining room, you’ll find mahogany paneling, as well as more crown molding.

Shelly & Jon Whittaker

102 Huron Drive

This log home will be decorated with a refined rustic theme. The home features some traditional and some antique furnishings, as well as a neutral color scheme.

The Whittaker’s 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home was built in 2000.

Rooms of Interest

In the living room, you’ll find an antique secretary desk that was a gift from Jon to Shelly.

In the kitchen, you’ll find a long piece of oak under the windows that came from the Loup City lumberyard.

Friday Evening Only

The Combs and Dorn families will be opening their homes for the Friday evening preview tour only. These homes will not be open on Saturday for the main tour. If you’d like to view these two homes, please purchase a ticket for the Friday evening preview and reception event.

Jason & Gayle Combs

501 W 28th Street

This traditional home will be decorated in an antique Christmas theme with support from Steinbrink’s, Judy Main and Holly Barnes. The home features traditional furnishings mixed with period antiques and primitives. Look for the angled front entrance with the wrap around porch.

The Combs’ 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home built in 1896 features high ceilings, and original woodwork, windows and hardwood floors. The home was originally changed into apartments after World War II but was converted back to a single-family home in the early 1990s.

Rooms of Interest

In the kitchen, you’ll find nice remodeling and an open flow into the formal dining room.

On the upper level, you’ll find a second living room/sitting room, as well as an office and craft nook.

Glenn & Lana Dorn

#7 21st Avenue Place

This traditional home features accents in a neutral color scheme. Look for the Santa collection and musical pieces, supported by décor assistance from Diva’s Floral and Boutique.

The Dorn’s 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home built in 1992 features high ceilings and a nice office on the lower level.

Rooms of Interest

In the living room, you’ll find Santas and musical pieces, as well as a grandfather clock that belonged to Lana’s mother.

In the dining room, you’ll find China cabinets that came from both Lana’s and Glenn’s families.

Downstairs, you’ll find a Budweiser collection from Lana’s family, as well as pictures from Glenn.


Glittering Gold Sponsors

Sparkling Silver Sponsors

New West Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery

Great Western Bank

Heartland Bank

The Rustic Patch

Red/Green Sponsors

Sorensen Group

Nelson’s Furniture, Inc.

Parker, Grossart, Bahensky, Beucke, Bowman & Symington

Midwest Elite Contracting

Kearney Realty, LLC

Farmers and Merchants Bank


Coldwell Banker Town and Country Realty of Kearney

Yellow Van Cleaning and Restoration

Fiddelke HVAC Inc.

C-Tech Restoration


Jordan Cochran, DDS, PC

Tru Cafe

A special thanks to major in-kind donor:

“We are so excited to be presenting the Holiday Home Tour for the second year. This event is something the community looks forward to each and every year. Celebrating the holidays as a community and touring homes, all while supporting the mission of HelpCare, is what makes this event something really special here in our community.”

Roxanne Bascom

Holiday Home Tour Committee Chair

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All credit card purchases must be made online using the secure link below. If you’d like to purchase your tickets with cash or a check, please contact HelpCare Clinic at (308) 224-2392.



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