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Franklin County Early College students bring cheer to VGCC Day Care

Christmas came a bit early for the Child Care Center at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus, thanks to students from Franklin County Early College High School .


Freshmen at the high school (a partnership between Franklin County Schools and VGCC that is located on the Franklin Campus) threw a Christmas party for the young children at the day care on Dec. 12, with a special purpose in mind. They had been informed by their freshman seminar teacher, Jaime Adams, that the Child Care Center had suffered significant damage to its facilities and materials due to flooding. The high-schoolers raised funds and collected books, toys, games and puzzles to help replenish the day care’s supplies. They also planned arts and crafts activities and games for the party.


Students Jaz-Mine Dent and Zach Barrows welcomed the children to the party on Dec. 12. “We are so excited to see how far this project has come since its beginning,” Dent said on behalf of her classmates. “We are so glad to be a part of this campus and to have the opportunity to help whenever we can.” She said that she hoped their efforts helped “to create a new beginning for the day care.” Two special guests, Santa and an Elf, handed out the books and other donated items to the children as gifts, before the kids enjoyed their activities, games and snacks.


Child Care Center manager Michelle Patterson and Franklin Campus Dean Bobbie Jo May expressed their thanks to the high school students.


Above: Visitors from the North Pole greet VGCC Franklin Campus Child Care Center students at a party organized by Franklin County Early College High School students. From left, FCECHS students pictured included John Osika (Elf), Robert Hopkins (Santa), Kately Early, Demetra Crudup, and Kierra Marable. (VGCC photo)