Life

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 is Sarah Gordon.

Are you originally from Mt. Pleasant/Henry County? If not, what brought you here? No, I moved here from Cedar Rapids in 2010. My family moved (to Salem) because of their jobs.

What is your favorite part of living here? I am originally from a small town and I needed to get away from the city.

What do you like to do in your free time? I love art. I find myself getting lost in being creative.

What is your favorite fall activity? Pumpkin Patches. My daughter’s an October baby, so it’s always a fun month for us!

What is your favorite local hangout? I’m honestly a huge fan of thrift store shopping, so the shops.

What is your ideal vacation? The beach and tourist shops.

Is there something Henry County doesn’t have that you’d like to see? More intervention in drug addiction and mental health diseases and events to get people interested in mental health.

What is one dish or drink that reminds you of Henry County? Jumbo.

Tell us something interesting about you. I feel like a survivor, and I want to help people get through hard times. I want to be a woman who stands up for other people’s rights.