For The Hesston Record
In the coming months, the Hesston community will see a transformation at the corner of south Main Street and Hickory Street as Schowalter Villa begins new construction.
This construction is the result of completion of Schowalter Villa’s A Private Home for Everyone Campaign.
Last April, Schowalter Villa, a Bluestem Community, launched the public phase of its $6.1million campaign to create private health care rooms for all residents and construct a new, two-story assisted living building.
While primarily focused on creating private rooms and a new assisted living building, the project also includes two new classrooms for the Hesston Community Child Care and a face lift to the corner of Hickory and Main Street, which will entail new walking paths for the community to enjoy.
“The success of this campaign is the direct result of many generous donors. We are grateful for the support from 266 individuals, our campaign steering committee and our prayer committee, who have all believed in this important project for the Schowalter Villa community and walked alongside us throughout this campaign,” said chief philanthropy officer, Yvonne Sieber.
The new assisted living building will be named in honor of Roy and Bess Mullet in recognition of lead gifts from Excel Industries and the Mullet family. Roy Mullet was the founder of Excel Industries located in Hesston; he and Bess were Schowalter Villa residents for over a decade. The couple had five sons, each of whom is supporting the project.
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