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 Alicia Whalen, whom you may know from Two Rivers Bank and Trust in New London.

Are you originally from Mt. Pleasant? If not, what brought you here? I grew up in Burlington, moved to Cedar Falls to attend University of Northern Iowa, got married and then moved down here to Mt. Pleasant when my husband was hired as an area manager at the Walmart Distribution Center.

What is your favorite part of living here? I love the main street community. There is always something going on- activities for everyone.

What is your favorite local hangout? The Square- lots of stores, good food, and a beautiful park to enjoy the scenery.

What do you like to do in your free time? I enjoy going to East Lake Park, walking the trails, and taking my kids there to play.

Is there an annual event in Mt. Pleasant that you enjoy? Midwest Old Threshers without a doubt. I look forward to it every year. It has become a favorite event of our entire family.

Is there something Mt. Pleasant doesn?t have that you?d like to see? I would really like to see a community childcare facility in Mt. Pleasant.

What is your favorite spring time activity? I enjoy being outdoors, taking my children to the park and going on walks and seeing all of the flowers and trees blooming.

What do you think is Mt. Pleasant/Henry County?s trademark? I really think Mt. Pleasant is known for Old Threshers and Iowa Wesleyan University.

Tell us something interesting about you? I?m a huge Pentatonix fan. They are my favorite singing group of all time.