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Koelsch Family Donates $75,000 to Create Beautiful Central Gazebo in Longview, WA

Longview, WA (January 2018) — The city of Longview recently celebrated a dedication and ribbon cutting at its stunning new Gazebo in R.A. Long Park Plaza, on December 3rd, 2018.

R.A. Long Park underwent numerous enhancement along with the gazebo centerpiece, after a generous donation from the Koelsch family. Aaron Koelsch, CEO and founder of Koelsch Communities, attended and spoke of his families’ deep ties and love for the city of Longview, and it’s encompassing region.

Aaron spoke to members of the public along with Longview’s Mayor Don Jensen, a number of City Council Members, City Manager Kurt Sacha, and representatives of his own family. Aaron spoke of his father Emmett Koelsch coming to Longview at age 17 from Great Bend, Kansas, and not leaving till the day he died at age 92.  

“My dad Emmett loved Longview, and he taught us to love Longview. I’m so grateful to have been raised here, and I can tell you if my father were still alive today, there is nowhere he’d rather be than in Longview, Washington.”  —  Aaron Koelsch  

For the event, Aaron was in the company of his wife of 35 years, Judy Koelsch, his son Clark and wife Kara, and three sisters who also grew up in Longview, Nancy, Peggy, and Kathy, along with other family and friends close to Emmett Koelsch.  

The Koelsch family has had ties the Longview area since Emmett moved there 80 years ago, and today, Koelsch Communities has earned the reputation of Longview’s most trusted source for assisted living, memory care, or independent living.  

The city of Longview is dedicating a plaque to the Koelsch family as a way of saying thank you for their $75,000.00 contribution, but Aaron Koelsch added that the recognition is all his fathers.  

“My family is here representing our father, and this plaque is really in recognition to him. He’s one of the greatest dads of all time, and we are so thankful for him.”  — Aaron Koelsch  

Aaron was excited to show his support and commitment his home town of Longview, and City Manager Kurt Sacha commented on the new gazebo, “It turned out beautiful, and will become a centerpiece for Longview.” There are already numerous plans for upcoming weddings and community events at the gazebo.  

Third Generation, Family Owned & Operated

Koelsch Communities operates 30 communities in eight states, with new communities in development. Koelsch has led the Memory Care industry for 60 years, delivering world-class service, robust home craftsmanship, and unprecedented care with nurses on-site 24 hours a day. After all, the common purpose at Koelsch Communities is: To create happiness by providing the finest living experiences anywhere.