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Crystal Recognized For Years of Service

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Please join us in congratulating Crystal McCranie being recognized for her 10 years of service with the State of Georgia.

Support for Georgia Bulldogs

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Employees and friends showed their support by wearing red and black to support the Georgia Bulldogs.

Congratulations On Your Wedding

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Please join us in congratulating a great couple. They were married on December 29, 2017.  We are so proud in helping others live a happy and productive life.

“Ring the Bells”

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The Jessamine Place and People First volunteer annually to “Ring the Bells” for the Salvation Army.

Steve O’Neal

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Over the years, I had the opportunity to visit many other organizations throughout Georgia and have worked with other agencies in Florida, Tennessee, and Kentucky. It has been my observation that The Jessamine Place stands out as a Center of Excellence. It’s begins with a dedicated leadership team and staff who go above and beyond to provide for the people they serve. Not that other agencies do not provide good services, it’s just that The Jessamine Place Shines. The Jessamine Place is an integral part of our community with active engagement by the people who receives supports from the agency. I am very proud that The Jessamine Place is a part of our community. A Place of excellence.

Reception for Martha

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Reception for Martha Powers-Jones

On Wednesday – December 13th, People First of Fitzgerald attended the farewell reception for Martha Powers-Jones. Martha was Director of the Ben Hill County Library and through her leadership a great partnership was developed with The Jessamine Place. She strived to ensure that all people were treated with dignity and respect. The Jessamine Place will truly missed her.

Derinda Lewis

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The Jessamine Place has been a huge part of the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce for over 20 yrs. You can always count on the staff to be part of any event or committee the Chamber has. In the past two years, the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce has had the privilege to have 2 of their people served work for the Chamber. Both always come with the best work ethic, smile and hugs every time. The Jessamine Place is a blessing to Fitzgerald, Ga and the surrounding area and a partner with the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce and its staff.

Derinda Lewis, Executive Secretary

Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce

Linda Sue Cole is honored

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Linda Cole 30 yr Faithful Service award

Linda Sue Cole is Honored for 30 Years of Service

Pictured: (L – R) Linda Sue Cole, CRA Manager and Shirley B. Brooks, Executive Director

Mayor’s Motorcade – 2017

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Annually, in support of the Mayor’s Motorcade, staff from the Jessamine Place and People First present both gifts and a check in support of individuals who are still housed in Central Georgia State Hospital in Milledgeville.  Pictured are (L to R) Johnelia Graham, Tawana Brooks, Regina Paschal, Pamela Snipes, Janice Lawson, Pamela Freeman, and Denise Smith. Not pictured are Constance Manley (CFO) and Shirley B. Brooks (Director)

Christmas Party 2017

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The Jessamine Place Annual Christmas Party was held on Tuesday, December 7 at the Monitor Center in Fitzgerald, Georgia. There were over 200 hundred people in attendance and a wonderful time was enjoyed by people served, family members, friends from the community and staff.