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An Interview with the Preacher

willardpreacherWe sent a correspondent to Willard earlier this week to ask the Willard Preacher, aka Gary Cattell, a few questions. Born in Harrisburg, Cattell was raised in Boalsburg. His story is interesting, and so are his answers to our questions.

(If you have some free time, check out his OFFICIAL website.)

Where do you eat?
At home, my wife cooks most of my meals.
What do you do in your free time?
I don’t have much free time. I run and watch football. My favorite teams are the Steelers and Penn State.
What’s your favorite movie?
I don’t watch many movies but my favorite is Lord of the Rings.

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate… dark chocolate.
What is your favorite Book of the Bible?
Gospel of John.
What did you want to be as a child?
A football player– a wide receiver.

If you could be a dinosaur, which would you be and why?
Probably a brontosaurus, because they are so peaceful.
Word associations
Nittany Lion : Penn State
Penn State : Nittany Lion
Tree : Maple
News : Fox
Declaration of Independence: Freedom

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Evan Kalikow

Evan Kalikow co-founded Onward State in November 2008 with Davis Shaver and Eli Glazier. Having previously served as a Writer, Editor, Standards Editor, and Community Manager, Evan is now a proud alumnus of both Onward State and Penn State. He was also named "Person of the Year" by Time Magazine in 2006.


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