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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox

Face Time with Donald Larson

Published: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 10:38 p.m. CDT

Batavia resident Donald Larson, 71, was at the Geneva History Center when he answered eight questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? Batavia

Who would play you in the movie of your life? George Clooney

First job? I washed containers for a vending machine company.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A pharmacist. I became a pharmacist.

A movie you’d recommend? All the James Bond movies

Favorite charity? I volunteer at the Geneva History Center, the Kane County Genealogy Society and the food pantry in Batavia.

Favorite local restaurant? Fiora’s Restaurant in Geneva

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? This goes back 20 years ago. I was talking to another pharmacist, and we were thinking about buying a store in Rockford. We went to check it out: It was half pharmacy and half gun store. The pharmacist who owned the place was a deputy sheriff and carried a gun. From his office, he could lock the front door with a switch and trap a shoplifter in the store.

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