Farewell 2020

Farewell 2020

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Farewell 2020


On December 23, the last day before the office closed for the holidays, staff got together for a “Farewell 2020” picture. 

Looking forward to 2021!

Season of Giving

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Tis the Season of Giving


 “One of the best feelings in the world is giving. This type of positive energy is contagious. One of life’s greatest gift is the ability to share your blessings with others…Lydia Sweatt.” 

Thank you so much for the great level of generosity you have shown during this season of giving for our director. Mrs. Brooks was presented an Amazon gift card, along with a monogram tote, purse, and tumbler. The tremendous show of support is always greatly appreciated.

2020 Lizzie Winners

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Jessamine Place 2020 Lizzie Winners


The “Lizzie Award” – “Above and Beyond” was developed in the loving memory of the late Lizzie Quarterman, who was an outstanding employee of The Jessamine Place. As a Direct Support Professional and Team Leader, she demonstrated “the extra mile” approach to supporting people served by the agency.

The Jessamine Place is very proud to announce the agency’s first place recipient for this prestigious award is Baerbel Johnson. She received a $100 gift card along with beautiful plague commemorating her recognition. Runner-ups were: Melinda McKinley and Latreace Reed. Both ladies were awarded certificates and gift cards. 

A direct support professional is a person who assists and advocates for individuals with a disability to lead a self-directed life while becoming full members of their community. DSPs encourage positive attitudes and behaviors that enhance community inclusion. A DSP engages in meaningful and rewarding work while helping fulfill dreams.

Secret Santas

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Secret Santas Revealed!


Throughout the last weeks in December, Secret Santas were revealed all over the place!

Trail of Lights

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Hometown Holiday Trail of Lights


The community traditional parade was redesigned into a new format. Businesses and organizations decorated the median parks throughout downtown to create a community light display. Opening night was on December 3rd from 6pm to 8pm. Roads were closed so that family and friends could walk, run, or bike through the downtown light display and enjoy the Christmas festivities. 

December ROM

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December Right of the Month


Right to have fun.

Mayor Motorcade

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2020 Mayor's Motorcade


On November 30, 2020, The Jessamine Place staff and members of People First presented a donation of $300 to Mayor Jim Puckett for the annal Mayor’s Motorcade. Pictured L – R: Millie Lee, Sue Sparrow, David Payne, Constance Foster, Brittany Taylor, Katina Hall, Mayor Jim Puckett, Dorothy Harris, Shirley B. Brooks, Eddie Conner, Jennifer Griffen, Carletha Ford, and Wanda Young. The proceeds help the residents at Central State Hospital enjoy this holiday season.

Boss Day

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Happy Boss Day


National Boss’s Day was celebrated on Friday – October 16, 2020. This day recognizes the hardworking boss overseeing the workplace. Employees across the United States show appreciation and thankfulness to their bosses. Many leaders carry heavy loads. While their position holds them responsible for a department, business or organization and leading it to success, their list of responsibilities are multifaceted. 

The Jessamine Place workforce would like to thank Mrs. Brooks for her leadership, hard work, and dedication to our agency.

Oct COVID Remind

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October COVID Reminders


Please continue to stay safe.

Breast Cancer Awareness

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month