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FRIDAY’S LUNCHEON HONORS KAY COLLISON DRIVER

Kay Collison DriverOn Friday, March 17, at 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Creative 360 will host a Yes We Can! Luncheon honoring Kay Collison Driver (80), community leader, educator, musician, director and volunteer. Reservations are required by March 13. Space is limited. $30

Kay Collison Driver is a Midlander through and through. As a single parent, Kay raised her four boys here and has been a vital, vibrant influence in the lives of many in our community. It’s been said that, “Kay’s love of musical theatre nearly equals her love of young people.” She has been instrumental in the growth and longevity of Teenage Musicals, Inc. (TMI), and has directed 15 productions. She’s also directed several Peanut Gallery shows with adult casts, and has served as assistant director for both organizations multiple times.

Kay worked at the Midland Center for the Arts in education and outreach, and also served as public relations director and then managing director for Theatre Guild. Kay taught drama classes for adults with physical and mental challenges for 13 years through Greater Midland Society Arts Education.

Kay currently directs both the Happy Trails drama troupe and productions for Golden Guild, a Center Stage Theatre outreach program presenting old-time radio shows at senior facilities.

She serves on the boards of Reece Endeavor and TMI, and has worked on many committees in the community.

The luncheon, catered by NADA, includes Greek Salad, Lemon Chicken Piccata, Basil Parmesan Orzo, Garlic Green Beans, and Cheesecake with Chocolate Caramel Drizzle.

The vegetarian option is Squash and Zucchini Spaghetti.

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 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 Creative 360’s website at becreative360.org 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 creed@becreative360.org.

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