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Face Time

Face Time with Carolyn Leard

Get to know Batavia resident

Batavia resident Carolyn Leard, 60, was at the Batavia Woman’s Club meeting at the Batavia Public Library when she answered questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Schory: Where did you grow up?

Leard: Kansas City, Kansas

Schory: Who would play you in the movie of your life?

Leard: Meryl Streep

Schory: First job?

Leard: Pharmacy clerk

Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Leard: An Air Force pilot, but I became a real estate agent.

Schory: Book or movie you would recommend?

Leard: “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics” by Daniel James Brown

Schory: Favorite charity?

Leard: Mutual Ground. The Batavia Woman’s Club is hosting its 10th annual Luncheon and Fashion Show fundraiser for Mutual Ground at 10 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Q Center, 1405 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online at

Schory: Favorite local restaurant?

Leard: Gaetano’s in Batavia

Schory: What is an interesting fact about yourself?

Leard: I went skydiving at 23 and I did not tell my mother.

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