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Press Release: Creative 360 Luncheon Honors Mary Neely

Yes We Can Luncheon March 29, 2016, Midland, Mich. – Creative 360 will host a Yes We Can! Luncheon on Friday, April 8, at 11:30 a.m. in honor of Mary Neely (88), community leader, philanthropist, and volunteer extraordinaire. Lunch will be catered by Northwood University’s NADA Center and includes Asian orange salad with balsamic orange dressing, teriyaki glazed chicken, cilantro lime rice, gingered baby carrots, and angel food cake with strawberries. Cost is $30. Reservation deadline is April 4.

Mary moved to Midland in 1957 when her husband Brock began his career as a research scientist with the Dow Chemical Company. As their three children grew up, she began sharing her time with the pediatric program at MidMichigan Medical Center and served on the Development Committee.

Since then, she has served on several boards, including MidMichigan Medical Center, the Health Systems, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland Symphony Orchestra, Chemical Bank, and United Way. One year after the inception of the Midland Area Community Foundation, Mary joined the board and served for 15 years.

She is currently on the boards of the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation, the Allen Foundation and the Delta College Foundation.

Mary has also served on the Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund Committee of Midland/Gladwin Counties since the mid 1970’s. This fund that provides financial assistance to cancer patients is near and dear to her heart.

If you would like to attend Mary’s luncheon, call Creative 360 at 989-837-1885 or go to their website at to make reservations.

About the Yes We Can! Program
Creative 360’s innovative Yes We Can! program is in its third year. Yes We Can! 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. Our multi-faceted series offers programs in which you can learn about community leaders, authors, musicians, artists, and scientists. It gives participants ongoing opportunities to engage with and learn from a compelling group of senior presenters and educators. Find more information about the Yes We Can! program on the Creative 360 website at

The Yes We Can! program is sponsored by The Barstow Foundation, Beamer Chiropractic, Colonial Villa, Gavin & Associates, LLC, NADA at Northwood University,  Senior Services, and Space Studios.

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