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Archive for April 25th, 2010

Illinois Valley Youth Symphony performs at LPHS

Posted by wlpo on April 25, 2010

Some of the area’s most talented musicians take the stage Sunday at Matthiessen Auditorium.

The Illinois Valley Youth Symphony is performing at L-P starting at 3:30.  The concert features the winner of this year’s symphony Concerto Competition which is 11-year old Kailee McGillis.  McGillis is from Toluca and plays the violin.

Tickets are available at the door.  Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.  There will be a reception after the concert.

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March for Babies to take off from IV YMCA

Posted by wlpo on April 25, 2010

Hundreds are taking to the streets of Peru Sunday.  It’s not a protest, but an effort to prevent birth defects and premature babies.

The March of Dimes’ “March for Babies” starts with registration at 12pm Sunday at Illinois Valley YMCA in Peru.  At 1pm, upwards of 600 people will walk to Centennial Park and back.

The march will include plenty of kid’s games, food and a memorial service for area babies who recently died.

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