Event: 33rd Annual LFCS Holiday Home Tour
Saturday, December 11, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
A Tradition for 33 Years! Local Non-Profit’s Annual Fundraiser Highlights Area Homes Virtually – Benefitting Women, Children and Families: 33rd Annual LFCS Holiday Home Tour Scheduled for Saturday, December 11th .
This year’s Tour will showcase six homes – five that have never been on the tour and one “Blast from the Past” home. Each home is just as unique as the homeowners.
- Rick and Tracy Blattner – “Blast from the Past” home: Revisiting a favorite home that was on the tour 8 years ago: Originally a ranch style home built around 1971, but numerous exterior renovations and upgrades (including a swimming pool & 4-car garage), transformed it into more of a craftsman style. Inside you’ll find a grand piano, walls of beautiful artwork, a Hall of Fame gallery, a Wine Room, King Charles Cavalier Spaniels, Paris decor and a Christmas tree full of lots and lots of CANDY, among many other things.
- Bob and Jackie Gardner – a John Boardman designed home: This 1959 home was originally designed by John Boardman, a prominent local architect known for his distinctive architectural style. It underwent a complete home makeover in 2019/2020 and is now completely new from top to bottom. The peaceful inside boasts lots of natural light, a flowing floor plan and an exquisite Master Ensuite. The inviting outside includes a gorgeous in-ground pool, fire pit, pizza oven, bar and covered dining area.
- Micky and Kathi Harvey – A Phoenix-inspired home: Nature is the color scheme of this cozy Phoenix-inspired home, with its wood and brick look. While the inviting hearth room has numerous windows that stream in lots of natural light, the backyard will draw you outside to the covered, screen-in seating area and in-ground swimming pool. Built in 1972, this remodeled home has plenty of room to entertain for the holidays.
- Bert and Mary Ann Kellerman – A beloved restored historical home: The Missouri Flag House, also known as the Oliver-Leming home, was built in 1895 by Jerome B. Legg and has been meticulously restored to its glory. Fireplaces, bathroom fixtures and floor tile, oak and cypress millwork and floors are all original to the home. Furnishings gathered over 10 years help complete this 19th century home where a Victorian Christmas is awaiting.
- Scott and Samantha Rhodes – A renovated 1930’s home: Built in late 1930’s, this home has seen many Christmases with lots of families. Changes over the years and some more recently have made it even more cozy and inviting. The open floor plan allows for more entertaining during “Friendsmas”. One tree full of Waterford Christmas ornaments and another tree full of travel ornaments are two favorites of the family and to visitors.
- Dennis and Summer Riney – A Tudor style home with modern flair: Built in 1981 on three acres this Tudor style home is a bit of country in the city limits, with modern interior. The large family tree stands proud in the center of the living room and is adorned with homemade family ornaments as well as collectibles. Several other trees can be found throughout the home bringing the feel of Christmas season no matter what room you are in. Friends and family will feel the true meaning of Christmas.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased different ways. They are available by texting HOMETOUR to 50155, or online at www.lfcsmo.org/2021-tour. They can also be purchased with cash or check in person at Heartland Floor Covering or Patrick Furniture. For more information, contact Christy O’Neal at (573) 380-5277.
LFCS is a non-profit, statewide, social service organization with offices in Cape Girardeau, St. Louis, Columbia and Springfield. The Cape Girardeau office serves the entire Southeast Missouri area providing a multitude of services including mental health counseling for families in crisis, helping young women navigate life choices through unexpected pregnancies, and finding forever families created through adoption. In addition to the services geared toward women and children, the organization also provides older adult services out of the Cape Girardeau location. These services include Behavioral Health Counseling for a variety of concerns, as well as Caregiver Group Counseling and Grief/Loss Support Group. Services provided by LFCS are open to everyone regardless of race, faith, national origin, gender or age. Although Lutheran based, more than 80 percent of families served are non-Lutheran. For more information, visit www.lfcsmo.org.