Your Friend on the Front Page
Every week, The News will feature a Henry County resident in a profile snapshot. The questions will appear in bold.
This week’s ‘Friend on the Front Page’ is Chris Van De Berg, whom you may know from Mt. Pleasant’s Northeast Animal Hospital.
Are you originally from Mt. Pleasant? If not, what brought you here? No. We moved from Des Moines County to set up my husband, Travis’ veterinary practice.
What’s your favorite part of living here? My great-grandparents are from Mt. Pleasant and I have a lot of extended family in this area. Since we have moved here, I have loved learning more about my local family history and showing my kids where a lot of their family comes from.
Where’s your favorite hangout? East Lake Park.
Is there something Mt. Pleasant doesn’t have that you’d like to see? I would love to have a Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Mt. Pleasant.
Is there an annual event in Mt. Pleasant that you enjoy? Old Threshers. As a family we volunteer quite a bit.
In your free time, what do you enjoy doing? I don’t have a lot of free time, but I do love being involved with my kids’ activities. I also like to listen to music and read when I can.
Tell us something interesting about yourself? I really like things clean and neat. Cleaning is therapeutic for me. I recently had a day off from work and I spent a lot of it cleaning.