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Face Time with Maurice Bufkin

Batavia resident Maurice Bufkin, 47, was was at the community supper at Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia when he answered 11 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? West side of Chicago

Pets? I have two Oscar fish, an albino and a red tiger.

Who would play you in the movie of your life? My son, Maurice

First job? Church’s Chicken restaurant in 1982 for $3.35 an hour.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I pursued some of my dreams. I was a martial artist until I was about 14, when my training ended. I set no future goals after that, just to be a hardworking man, a loving husband, a taxpayer, a good son to my mother.

A book or movie you’d recommend? The Bible and “The Ten Commandments”

Favorite charity? I do like to do volunteer work for the church and the community pantry, soup kitchens. It’s my way of giving back to the community.

Hobbies? Lifting weights. I like working out. I like to ride bikes.

Do you speak another language? I’m learning Spanish.

Favorite local restaurant? Burger King

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? When I was about 10, I went to Bryan Elementary School in Chicago. And I had a teacher named Miss Lemon, and she took me and six other students to see the Jackson 5 for the first time in our life. I could not actually see them up close, but I knew who they were because I could tell from their big afros.

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