Holiday Home Tour

HelpCare Clinic will host the “2022 Holiday Home Tour” to celebrate the Kearney Holiday events this year. The event is scheduled for December 2nd and 3rd. 

The Kearney Holiday Home Tour, a fundraising event for HelpCare Clinic, is an event designed to celebrate the beauty of the holiday season. 

2022 Holiday Tour Homes

David and Mary Riggs

This cozy Shingle style home was built in 2021 by Austin Gardine from Midwest Elite Builders.  It has 1751 square feet with 3 bedrooms 3 baths and an unfinished basement.  The main level of the home will be shown.  This home features a gable roof line, high ceilings, tray ceilings, a lovely fireplace mantel, unique kitchen backsplash, and a walk-in pantry enclosed with a barn door and hardwood floors.

You will find a gray, white, blue, and neutral color scheme with traditional, casual, and farmhouse furnishings in this home.  Traditional Christmas decorations in reds, greens, and white will be seen throughout the house.  Christmas plates and linens will be used in the dining room and the master bedroom will feature a tree, Christmas pillows, linens, and a dress form decorated with a festive touch. Rustic Patch and Divas at Kearney Floral will be assisting with decorating.

Matt and Jamie Lewis

This Cottage style home built in 1932 with an addition in 1979 has 3900 square feet.  There are 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths in this charming home.  Special features of this home are a dark room, a craft room, a home gym, a pool and pool house.  Special architectural features are original hardwood floors, a marble fireplace surround with curved wood mantle and an original corner built-in in the living room.  This home features an original curved front door and original windows.  The kitchen/den area and upstairs bathroom were renovated in 2016.  The master bedroom/bath was renovated in 2021. 

The color scheme is this home includes neutrals, blues and rust colors with furnishings that are comfortable, traditional and have a pop of color. Christmas decorations are traditional.  Jayne Meyer will be assisting with decorating.

Gene and Deb McElhinny

This Bungalow style home was built in 2021 by McElhinny Builders, Inc.  There is 6000 square feet of uniqueness in this home.  The home has 4 bedrooms, 4 ½ bathrooms and a swim/spa room.  This home also features high ceilings, special moldings and a unique floor plan.  There is a decorative ceiling in the master bedroom, a shiplap ceiling in the TV room and a feature wall in the dining room.  Rooms in this home are painted with light colors and the furnishings are traditional along with contemporary items.

Come see the latest in building materials and design techniques in this home.

Deb will be decorating the home for Christmas with items she has collected over the years along with assistance from Indigo Bungalow.

Scott and Sarah Gensler

This Victorian style home was built around 1885 for Warren Pratt who was a prominent Kearney attorney who came to Kearney in 1873.  The home is approximately 2,800 square feet and has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths.  The home features high ceilings, original cast iron radiators, still in use today, tall baseboards, lots of molding and an original swinging door has been re-installed in the kitchen.

Furnishings in the home are a mix of transitional furniture with a sprinkling of American and European antiques.  The dining room will showcase a Christmas tree decorated with wooden ornaments from Germany and ceramic birds. The stair rail going upstairs will be adorned with greenery with a traditional swag design.  Sarah will be doing the decorating using items that the family has collected on special trips they have taken.

Nick and Jessica Keizer

This Victorian/East Lake style home in southwest Kearney was constructed in 1888 and was built for Lyman H. Smith, a stock dealer. It is a 4000 square foot home and sits on half of a city block.  Rumor has it that the 3rd floor has a room where the writing process began for the sixteenth amendment to the Constitution which established the income tax.  It features original woodwork, wood floors, stained glass, a formal dining room and five bedrooms.  The color scheme used throughout the house is from the Victorian palette. Furnishings in the home are eclectic/vintage.  Jessica and her mom will be decorating for Christmas with vintage Christmas items that have been collected over the years. There will be a Department 56 Village displayed in the kitchen of the home.  Divas will be providing greenery to be used around the house. 

Bill and Patti Calhoun

This contemporary home in the Hill Country style is a James Joseph Signature home.  It was built in 2019, has 6,000 square feet with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.  Located in northwest Kearney, there are stunning views as you look west from the living room windows.  The home has high ceilings and decorative niches throughout. 

The walls are painted gray and white and the furnishings are contemporary.  Christmas decorating will be done in blue and silver, black, red, white and jewel tones.  They will be a themed tree in each bedroom, the office, the living room and the kitchen.  Each tree is unique.  Patti has a keen sense for decorating and guests will be pleasantly surprised with this home.

“We are so excited to be presenting the Holiday Home Tour 2022  in person this year! Celebrating the holidays as a community 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


Click Family Healthcare LLC


Heartland Bank

Arram Family Foundation

First Interstate Bank

Family Practice Associates

Blessing Construction, LLC

BD Construction

Deterdings Hot Tubs, Pools & Fireplaces

Bow & Arrow Boutique

Yellow Van Cleaning & Restoration

Jordan Cochran DDS, PC

C-Tech Restoration

Hellman, Main, Coslor & Kathol, PC

Pinnacle Bank

Fiddelke Heating and Air Conditioning Inc.


The family of Peggy O’Dea

A special thanks to all who made in-kind donations:

Home Within

Marshall Land Brokers and Auctioneers

Miles Marshall and Lucas Huddleston

Jayne Meyer

The Rustic Patch

Indigo Bungalow

Younes Hospitality


Heartland Hosting, LLC

Tara Jean Photography

Tara Bowman

Divas at Kearney Floral

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