Weston Watts, The Lexington Progress, Oct. 30, 2019
On Monday, Oct. 28th, approximately 85 members and staff of Easterseals of Tennessee, attended CEO Tim Ryerson's annual conference of the company's financial status and goals to attain for the next year at the historic Princess Theatre in Lexington, Tennessee. Easterseals is in its 100th year nation-wide and has affiliates covering all 50 states. The company is centered around serving those with developmental and intellectual disabilities and Easterseals of Tennessee has multiple locations in Tennessee. Lexington, locally has what they deem a "Community Center" located on West Church Street. An interesting note is that Easterseals has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Transportation for their members and others with a significant disability to have competitive jobs cleaning local Rest Areas including Benton and Dickson counties on I-40.
"Miss Bluff City Fair 2020" Lydia Fisher who will be competing for the crown of Miss Tennessee next year, also spoke about her platform "Special Abilities" and the importance of partnering with those of the likes of Easterseals and the Madonna Learning Center in Memphis, to get those with disabilities and special needs jobs. Lydia, has first-hand experience having two family members diagnosed with Down Syndrome.
Everyone enjoyed watching "The Addams Family" movie to end the day.