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Sarah Dergazarian

Sarah DergazarianOn February 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Creative 360 will host a Yes We Can! luncheon honoring Sarah Dergarzarian (84), educator, musician, comunity leader and volunteer. Take a break from your day to enjoy a catered luncheon, and pay tribute to this remarkable woman who continues to contribute so much to the community. Pre-register (required) by calling 989-837-1885 no later than noon Thursday. Space is limited. $30

Sarah Dergazarian is a much loved musician and conductor. She founded the Youth Honors Chorus at the Midland Center for the Arts in 1982. Since then, thousands of talented youth have been singing nonstop in groups that are now collectively called Center Stage Youth Choirs. Sarah retired from Midland Public Schools after serving as a vocal music educator for 20 years. She also directed St. John’s Episcopal Church Youth Choir for 19 years. She continues to support music education with the Sarah Keishian Dergazarian Vocal Music Education Scholarship.

She has served on many boards and associations including the Symphony League board, Midland Music Teachers Association, Midland Symphony Youth Orchestra and more.

Sarah met her husband Tom in Boston at a convention of the Armenian Church Youth Organization of America. They were married in 1958 in Racine Wisconsin, and raised and educated three daughters in Midland.

Lunch is catered by NADA and includes Antipasto Salad, Grilled Chicken, Boursin Cream Sauce Pasta with Prosciutto, Carrots and Apple Pie. Vegetarian Option: Marinated Portobello Mushroom

About Yes We Can!
Yes We Can! is a Creative 360 program designed to honor and celebrate artists, scholars, scientists and community leaders who are 80 and above from across the Great Lakes Bay Region in a way that respects their knowledge and taps into their legacy of creativity. People of all ages enjoy the opportunity to engage with this dynamic group through their art, artist talks, luncheon soirees and more.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of The Barstow Foundation, Gavin & Associates, NADA Northwood University, Space Studios and Balanced Living Chiropractic, the 2017 program is just as dynamic and diverse as the previous three seasons. This year’s Yes We Can! schedule runs January through May and includes a total of eight luncheon soirees, six Tuesday Tributes and a tea to honor mothers.

Future luncheon honorees are:

March 17: Kay Collison Driver (80), community leader, educator, director, volunteer
March 24:   Ronnie McQuaid (87), commissioner, community leader, advocate, volunteer
April 28: Ced Currin (86), scientist, visionary, community leader, volunteer
May 5:  Edward & Elyse Rogers, community & business leaders, philanthropists, volunteers

For more information about each event, go to the Yes We Can! page or call 989-837-1885 to request a print brochure.

If you know of someone who is (or will soon be) 80 and above and should be considered as part of future Yes We Can! programs, please contact Creative 360 at 989-837-1885 or by email at

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