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Face Time with Phyllis Kmetz

Published: Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Downers Grove resident Phyllis Kmetz, 71, was volunteering at the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva when she answered nine questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? Oregon, Ill.

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Rue McClanahan

First job? At a Ben Franklin store, a five-and-dime

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be a flight attendant, but my father said no. I became a secretary and receptionist.

A book you’d recommend? “Cinderella,” both the movie and the book.

Favorite charity? Northern Illinois Food Bank and Public Action to Deliver Shelter – DuPage PADS

Hobbies? Reading, movies and eating out

Favorite local restaurant? Sergio’s Cantina in Geneva

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I’ve been to Mexico, Costa Rica and the Bahamas.

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