Your Friend on the Front Page

Every week, the Mt. Pleasant News will feature a Henry County resident in a profile snapshot. The questions will appear in bold.

This week?s ?Friend on the Front Page? is Dr. Christopher Olson, whom you may know from Complete EyeCare Center.

Are you originally from Mt. Pleasant/Henry County? If not, what brought you here? I grew up in Swedesburg, graduated from WACO High School, left for Iowa State and my professional training in Chicago, Ill., but moved back after graduating and have been here ever since.

What is your favorite part of living here? The changing of the seasons. I don?t enjoy scooping snow anymore, but having the weather be the same all the time would be tiresome.

What do you like to do in your free time? I enjoy fitness activities, music and reading. Most of my reading is keeping up with continuing education, but I try to read a good novel every two to three months.

Is there something Mt. Pleasant doesn?t have that you?d like to see? A completed bike trail around the entire city and that connects with Oakland Mills.

What is your favorite Autumn activity? Working in the yard and raking leaves.

What do you think is Mt. Pleasant/Henry County?s trademark? Old Settlers and Old Threshers.

What?s one dish or drink that reminds you of Mt. Pleasant? Carmel/taffy apples at Old Threshers.

Tell us something interesting about you? I played in the band ?Monkberry Moon Delight? with my older brother, Jeff, when I was 14.