Guest article by T.S. Boyd

Vineville Baptist Morning School donated $574 worth of quarters to Jay’s Hope Foundation on Friday, October 6, 2017, in honor of two of our past students, University of Georgia football quarterback Jake Fromm and Jay Gaskin, whose ultimate victory over cancer inspired the creation of Jay’s Hope Foundation, which provides support to the families of children who are going through all stages of diagnosis, treatment, and remission of childhood cancer.

As the Vineville Baptist Morning School celebrated the opportunity to have both of these wonderful children in our preschool, our community enjoyed a “Go Dawgs!” tailgate party.

Vineville Baptist Church
Vineville Baptist Church. Image credit: Google Images.

Both students leave behind a different legacy. We honor both students by initiating a challenge to their former preschool classmates: first, however, we must find them. After we identify parents, students, and teachers who interacted with Jake and Jay at Vineville Baptist Morning School, we want to challenge them to help us kick off our continued efforts to collect quarters for Jay’s Hope.

The Vineville Baptist Morning School will be collecting quarters to honor the memory of another VBMS classmate, Abby Wilson, whom we lost to cancer this year.

We would like to post the list of teachers and students from JAKE FROMM’s class, JAY GASKIN’s class, and ABBY WILSON’s class, inviting them to join us in support of this donation. If you, or your child, was a member of one of these classes at the Vineville Baptist Morning School, we would like to hear from you and collect information about your friends, classmates, and their families.

If you were a teacher for one of these students, we would like to hear from you as well, and invite you to join in our community efforts.

Our goal is to get updated contact information for students and parents, and we are striving to connect with as many former students and their families as possible. If you have any information, please contact VBMS preschool director Tonia Boyd at, or by calling 478-743-9366 ext 240.

When something great happens to good people like the Fromm family it’s something to talk about. and when something tragic happens to good people but they make something great out of it like the Gaskin family has done, that’s something to shout about. Both VBMS and Middle Georgia have plenty to shout about with these two.



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