Award honors mother, daughter

A mother and her daughter – Jacquie and Peg Kallman – received the 2017 Heart of Mary Award March 25 at St. Mary Parish and School’s annual benefit auction.

The duo were recognized for their music and other ministries, including starting the Bellevue school’s drama program.

Jacquie served as choir organist and pianist for more than 41 years and continues to serve as music director and wedding coordinator. She has served on numerous parish and community organizations, including the vocations and liturgy committees, the Ladies Guild, Catholic Daughters, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.

Peg led the children’s choir for 14 years, served as adult choir director and has been a cantor since age 16. She has been the school’s music teacher and assistant liturgist since 2000, and also teaches math. She also serves on the parish liturgy committee and is a member of the Catholic Daughters.

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