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Spanish Daily Journal
     June 26, 2019      #31-177 sdj 0
Kay Green, left, and Bruce Payne each accept their 2019 Janet V. Leonard "Con Spirito" Awards during the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra's annual dinner Tuesday Night from Incoming president Lynn Ahlden.
Green, Payne honored for symphony service 

Two longtime leaders who have played critical roles in the growth of the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra were honored Tuesday night.

Kay Green and Bruce Payne received the Janet Leonard Con Spirito award at the symphony’s annual meeting. The award is emblematic of a lifetime of service to the orchestra.

Both Green and Payne have served at times on the symphony board and on the symphony’s foundation board, the fundraising arm of the artistic group.

Green, the retired superintendent of Kankakee public schools, said she first got involved with the symphony as a young mother in ...

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