Celebrating Our Survivors


Cancer survivors from our VBAS Family; Barbara Mitchell and Ann Pyle

It is the rare family that has not been touched by breast cancer and our Adams School Family is no exception.  Ann Pyle, VBAS kitchen assistant and Barbara Mitchell, VBAS teacher aide and bus driver are breast cancer survivors !!

Both of these remarkable ladies credit early detection as the key to conquering their cancer.

Barbara has been employed at Adams School for 24 years.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer in October, 2015 and immediately began treatment.  She is cancer free !

Ann has been cancer free for 21 months;  she believes that the support and love of her friends at Adams School, as well as her love of her job enabled her to go through her treatments and surgery with very little stress or worry.

These two remarkable women are a reminder to all of us to “stay on top” of our health.

We salute them !


Going the “Extra Mile”…

Call it camaraderie, call it being a team-player or just call it a love for the individuals they serve each day, the staff at Vivian B. Adams School often goes beyond the “call of duty.”

Very early Saturday morning, October 1st, fourteen VBAS staff members arrived at Ed Lisenby Lake to help with the 26th Annual Claybank 5K.  Many thanks to:

  • Belinda Carr, LaKecia Frazier, Cheryl Bell, Shryl Lightner, Diana Deter, Monica Moten, Regina Bean, Melissa Straw, Heidi Hasselberg, Aubrey Corey, Renea Fuller, Hannah Parker, Kathy Brooks, and Brandy Carr
  • Staff member, Bill Meyer, not only entered the race himself, he walked with several VBAS individuals who entered and actually pushed the wheelchair of one of the participants the entire 3.1 miles !!!

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Last Thursday, September 29th, Financial Coordinator, Renae Nance closed “the books” and silenced her computer to share her piano playing skills and accompany several individuals as they sang in our annual talent show.


A huge thanks to the staff at VBAS for ALL you do ALL the time !


26th Annual Claybank 5K is in the “Books”

The 26th Annual Claybank 5K, Walk and Fun Run was held on Saturday, October 1st.  The cool fall morning brought 91 runners and walkers to cross the finish line !  Overall first place male finisher was Dale Thomas with a time of 20:32;  he was followed by overall female first place finisher, Ann Centner finishing in 20:53.

Dale Thomas, crossing the finish line at 20:32

Dale Thomas, crossing the finish line at 20:32


Ann Centner, finishing at 20:53

This year we recognized our walkers as a separate category.

Our first male walker to finish was Chris Wingate at 37:08 and our first female walker to finish was Colleen Williams at 37:08.

Six individuals from VBAS finished the 3.1 mile course and were recognized for their efforts.


VBAS individuals finishing the course: Larry Frasier, Bo Kelley, Charles Smith, Tony Walker, Charles Ammons, and Betty Phillips.

Many thanks to our participants, sponsors and all of the volunteers !!!