Journeys in Community Living has been dedicated since 1975 to supporting adults with intellectual disabilities as they choose and realize their personal visions of how they want to live, work and socialize.







MPD's Chrisman identified as Journeys' Dolly impersonator

Posted: Oct. 28, 2014

MURFREESBORO — Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman was revealed this past Friday as the mystery person who donned glue-on nails and eyelashes, jewelry, a wig and a pink dress to help raise money for a local nonprofit that serves individuals with intellectual disabilities.


More than 100 people supported by Journeys in Community Living along with supporters of the organization showed up at The Warehouse  Friday night to celebrate the organization's 2014 Fall Social and Sponsor Appreciation Event and to see who dressed up as country music legend Dolly Parton to help raise money for the nonprofit via its first-ever "Guess Who Contest".


Journeys hosted the "Guess Who Contest" in the weeks leading up to the event, giving out clues through local media and its own Web site about the true identity of the person dressed as Dolly! Contest participants were then directed to Journeys' Web site to enter their guess after making a $5 donation.


Community member Meagan Flippin was named the winner of the contest at the event, as she correctly guessed that it was Chrisman behind the Dolly facade. Seven other people also guessed Chrisman's identity correctly, but Flippin's name was drawn as the winner at the event.


The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro donated space in its dressing room to Journeys and its supporters Pam Randolph and Peggy Moore, the two make-up artists who transformed Chrisman into Dolly.



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