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2022: Rebekah Bourland

A lifelong Peorian, Rebekah Bourland has been active in the local arts scene since childhood. Her mother Jane, helped to start Corn Stock Theatre, where Rebekah worked backstage growing up. Over the years, Rebekah lent her talents of writing, directing,…

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2021: Sid & Flo Banwart

During his 41-year career at Caterpillar, Sid played a key role in bringing the Caterpillar Visitor Center project to fruition, and helped ensure that the Peoria Riverfront Museum would be located next door. In addition to her philanthropic work and…

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2020: Sharon Samuels Reed

Sharon Samuels Reed began her professional career as a music educator with Peoria Public Schools in 1972. After teaching for 22 years, mostly at Woodruff High School, she continued her professional service as Chairperson of Cultural Studies at Pekin Community…

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