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Creative 360 Kicks off 2016 Yes We Can! Program

Scogg Luncheon HonoreesCreative 360 will launch its 2015 Yes We Can! program with a luncheon to honor community leaders and educators, B.J. (84) and Herb (86) Scogg. The luncheon will be held in Creative 360’s award-winning gallery on January 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost is $30. RSVP is required by January 4.

Northwood University’s NADA Center will cater the luncheon which includes garden salad, highland chicken (bourbon cream sauce, mushrooms, onions), California blend vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes and a peppermint brownie.

B.J. and Herb Scogg are both originally from Ohio and moved to Midland in 1956 when Herb was hired to develop the instruction and competitive swimming program for the Midland Public Schools.

B.J. taught elementary, pre-school, and Sunday school for many years, and was named Michigan Council Cooperative Preschools, Preschool Teacher of the Year in 1995.

Herb, a Navy veteran, was a member of the Bowling Green Swim Team for four years, and was the first swim coach at West Virginia University. In Midland, Herb served as principal of three elementary schools, became Director of School Administration, and has served on numerous boards. Both B.J. and Herb are active in several clubs and service organizations.

About Yes We Can!
Creative 360’s innovative Yes We Can! program returns for its third year. This signature program recognizes and honors those 80 and over in a way that respects their knowledge and taps into their legacy of creativity. This amazing, but often disregarded segment of the population offers a wealth of experience and knowledge that should be shared with people of all ages. The multi-faceted series offers opportunities to learn about community leaders, authors, musicians, artists, and scientists. It gives participants ongoing possibilities to engage with and learn from a compelling group of senior presenters and educators. Find more information about Yes We Can! on the
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Yes We Can! is sponsored by The Barstow Foundation, Beamer Chiropractic, Colonial Villa, Gavin & Associates, LLC, NADA at Northwood University,  Senior Services, and Space Studios.

About Creative 360
Creative 360 is a not-for-profit community arts and wellness organization founded in 1994. Its mission is to create an environment for people of all ages and abilities to experience the creative process through ongoing classes, art exhibits, events, concerts, speakers and outreach programs, with its goal to enhance the development of physical, mental and spiritual wellness through the arts and humanities. In 2013, Creative 360 expanded its offering to include Express Yourself Artshop, a program focused on those with physical, mental and intellectual challenges. Activities at Creative 360 are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Midland Area Community Foundation and the Herbert H. and Grace A Dow Foundation.

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