Kathy Dauber moved to Willow Valley Communities in December of 2003 before Spring Run was even finished. “I never looked anywhere else,” she said. “We watched Manor being built and had no doubts about Spring Run.”
The Daubers are originally from Philadelphia and lived in Arizona for a time but they were familiar with Lancaster and Willow Valley after coming here for vacation weekends.
“I knew the quality of life in Lancaster County, the delightful people, the reputation and the gorgeous landscaping in Willow Valley.” Kathy says she was surprised by just how beautiful her apartment was.
Kathy recalls during those first few days of living at Spring Run and how Willow Valley team members would serve breakfast to the residents in a gathering space outside her apartment while construction was finishing up. “We had pastries and fruit and coffee together– it was a really nice way to get to know people.”
After 10 years of living in Spring Run, the Daubers’ apartment was due for its 10-year scheduled renovation. It happened to fall during their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple stayed at an apartment in Lakes while the work was being completed. Kathy remembered, “It was like being on our honeymoon.”