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Visitors snatch free points at Brookshire’s booth


Brookshire’s in Eastland, Texas, brought over a money booth for Ripfest 2012. Visitors tried their hand at grabbing coupons for additional YourPoints offered in Brookshire’s frequent shopper rewards program.

Eastland holds Ripfest downtown each year, and volunteers organize a parade, car show, fish, fry, entertainment and other activities.



Store in Granbury contributes to golf tournament


The Boys and Girls Club of Hood County, Texas, recently held its first golf tournament fundraiser, and the Brookshire’s store in Granbury sponsored a tee sign and donated two charcoal smokers as prizes.

The “Be Great” tournament was a great success, and organizers were thankful Brookshire’s and other businesses helped make the inaugural event possible.



Brookshire’s project in Ennis is now official


Work’s already begun, but a groundbreaking made it official. A new 37,400-square-foot Brookshire’s at 2300 West Ennis Avenue is about to go up and is expected to open in early summer 2013.

Special features will include a fuel center and a pharmacy with a drive-through window. A crowd of excited Ennis officials and business leaders joined Brookshire’s executives at the seven-acre site to talk about store plans and pose for a ceremonial photograph.



BGC shows support during “Turn Tyler Pink Day”


Corporate employees showed support for women battling cancer by wearing pink on Tuesday, October 9. Many participants purchased shirts from the Tyler Fire Department, which organizes “Turn Tyler Pink Day” each year. Proceeds from the shirt sales benefit local cancer organizations including Susan G. Komen For The Cure, American Cancer Society and Tyler Fire Fighters CARE.



Tyler Half-Marathon draws more than 100 BGC employees


More than 100 east Texas employees recently participated in the Tyler Rose Half-Marathon, which attracted thousands of runners. The course covered 13.1 miles, stretching through downtown Tyler and ending at the popular Tyler Rose Garden.

 



Stores and customers flex their muscle for MDA


BGC stores sold $1 paper “mobiles” to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association from June 27-July 27, and raised an amazing total of $66,840. 

Store managers in various markets throughout the Ark-La-Tex will present donation checks on local segments of the MDA’s nationally televised Show of Strength on Sunday, September 2. 

The top-performing stores were in the following locations: West Monroe, La.; Tyler, Texas; Anna, Texas; Carencro, La.; Springtown, Texas; Pineville, La.; Daingerfield, Texas; Greenville, Texas; Forest Hill, Texas; and Lake Worth, Texas.



Brookshire’s team provides relief during Tour de Paris


Brookshire’s employees and their family members in Paris, Texas, contributed to the 2012 Tour de Paris bike race in July.

A group of about 20 stocked and served refreshments at one of the tour’s busiest rest stops.

Among the competitors in the 60K, 90K and 110K races was Rocky Dority, store director at Brookshire’s in Paris.



Brookshire’s Hosts United Way Event in Tyler


The 2012 United Way of Tyler/Smith County Campaign Kickoff was held July 10 at BGC’s culinary center next to the Brookshire’s on Rice Road in Tyler.

During the program BGC leaders presented United Way with a check for $147,946. The donation amount was reached by contributions from our employees, as well as a company match.

 As a “Community Pillar” the company helps United Way offset local operating expenses.



Relief emerges in wake of storms


Brookshire’s stores in and near Forney, Texas, sold $5,163 in scan coupons to benefit the Forney Disaster Relief Fund.

Customers and employees alike donated to help businesses and residents in the community who suffered losses following the EF-3 tornado that struck on April 3, 2012.

Store Director Mike Dunn, who recently presented a donation check to the fund, said he noticed some people buying as many as 100 coupons at a time in his store.

He added that the company also contributed gift cards for another fundraiser that brought in an additional $9,000 for the project.

More than a dozen area churches have spearheaded relief efforts to help displaced victims, among others.



It’s all about kids


From Pine Bluff, Ark., to Whitehouse, Texas, Brookshire’s is thinking about kids this month. 

At “Kids Day” in Pine Bluff, Brookshire’s personnel helped cook and serve more than 900 hot dogs. Sponsored by local law enforcement, the event featured entertainment, games and safety education for young people, in addition to food and refreshments. 

The Whitehouse store has had employees accompany elementary students on field trips and serve as little league volunteers. At a 5K fundraiser for the YMCA, Brookshire’s employees handed out water to walkers and runners. These are just two of many examples of our stores staying connected to kids.



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