The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

by Deb Olson, The Quill

Meet you neighbor Nicholas Larson who lives in La Harpe.

For the past 2 years he has been a cook at Country Cafe in La Harpe.

Nicholas was born in Madison WI and raised in Beloit WI. He graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 2002.

Nicholas' parents are Curt and Tami Larson who live in Fayetteville NC. Curt works for Aquaaerobics out of Rockford IL and Tami works in a chiropractor's office.

Nicholas also has a sister Jennifer Larson who lives in Cleveland, OH with her 6 months old son Jacob.

Nicholas is married to Maria Pizanowski. They have two children a son, Zachery, 3, and a daughter, Izabella, 2. Maria also works at Country Cafˇ.

His hobbies include: video games, fishing and playing with his kids.

He considers one of the achievements of his life to have watched his son Zachery battle cancer and come out on top.

One of his favorite vacation memories was the family trip to Disney last September as part of Zachery's Make-A-Wish Foundation experience.

In 1996 Nicholas saw the running of the Olympic torch in Atlanta GA and he considers that to have been another special memory.