February 12, 2016
Overton Elementary – One partner read to Overton Elementary classes as part of a program in which local leaders read to the students. She volunteered four hours.
February 3, 2016
Flag Line – One partner stood in line for Veterans at the K.E. Bushman’s Center in Tyler for the funeral of a Veteran. He volunteered for two hours.
January 26, 2016
Meals on Wheels Ministry – One partner delivers Meals on Wheels every Wednesday to those in need. During the weeks of January and February he volunteered for six hours.
December 18, 2015
Spirit of Christmas Food Drive – Ten partners teamed up with West Rusk High School to raise money for the Spirit of Christmas Food Drive. They volunteered for 25 hours. The Senior Class won the competition.
December 12, 2015
Wreaths Across America – A partner participated in the Wreaths Across America, where they place wreaths on the graves of Veterans each year at Gladewater Memorial Park.
December 11, 2015
Arp Christmas Parade – Six partners participated in the annual Arp Christmas Parade. They rode on a trailer and threw candy wishing customers a Merry Christmas.
December 7, 2015
Pearl Harbor Bombing – A partner participated in a ceremony honoring World War II Veterans in Tyler.
November 11, 2015
Veterans Day Program –Each Veteran in the local nursing home was thanked for their service. The nursing home purchased several snack items from Brookshire’s and invited them to participate.
October 9, 2015
ExtraPoint Promotion – Store Director Damon Nichols presented Arp High School with a $1,000 check during halftime activities.
October 6, 2015
National Night out Block Party – Five partners volunteered to set up a game with 2-liter drinks and rings. They had about 25 winners and a turnout of over 300 people.
September 26, 2015
Burn Run – One partner assisted the VA with their booth for eight hours.
September 19, 2015
Welcome Home Soldier – A partner attended a Welcome Home Soldier event for an hour.
September 19, 2015
10th Birthday Party – A young boy in Overton was born with an upper spinal issue and wanted the Military at his birthday party. One partner and six other vets showed up to give the boy a military birthday.
September 17, 2015
Vietnam Veterans at Gregg County Fair – One partner volunteered for 44 hours selling items for the Veterans event at the fair.
September 12, 2015
Golf Tournament – Three partners handed out water and Gatorade at the 9th hole. All proceeds from the tournament went towards a scholarship fund for the Overton/New London area Chamber of Commerce.
September 4, 2015
Arp Football Game – Three partners handed out ExtraPoint fliers to fans in the stands and entering the game. They volunteered for six hours.
July 4, 2015
Overton Fireworks Show – Seven partners volunteered for 32 hours setting up a booth and selling food and drinks at the park.
April 4, 2015
Easter Egg Hunt – Partners assisted in the annual Overton Easter Egg Hunt. One partner dressed as the Easter Bunny and took pictures.
March 28, 2015
Rusk County Livestock Show – Three partners volunteered to attend the Livestock in honor of area youth.
March 28, 2015
Rusk County Project Show – Four partners volunteered for 16 hours at the event. They purchased a fire pit and did 17 add-ons.
January 30, 2015
West Rusk High Home Economics Class – Two partners volunteered for five hours teaching certain techniques with decorating cupcakes with the school.
February 5, 2015
West Rusk Home Economic Class – Four partners volunteered for six hours assisting the Home Economics Class decorate cupcakes.
December 2, 2014
Christmas Parade – Eleven partners and family members participated in the Overton Christmas Parade. The theme was Disney’s Frozen. They volunteered for 22 hours.
October 27, 2014
Boo In the Park – Seven partners participated in the Arp’s Boo in the Park. They helped set up, take down and helped the chamber with food.
October 18, 2014
Fall Fest – Five partners volunteered for fifteen hours at the Overton Fall Fest. They hosted and judged the Halloween contest.
October 17, 2014
West Rusk’s Homecoming – Five partners assisted with the concession stand during the homecoming game for eight hours.
October 10, 2014
Leveretts Chapel Homecoming – Eight partners volunteered ten hours to assist in the concession stand during the homecoming game.
October 7, 2014
National Night Out – Seven partners participated in National Night Out. The store donated hot dog supplies and cooked for over 300 people. They volunteered over 20 hours.
October 5, 2014
Chamber Meeting – Store Director Damon Nichols attended the Chamber meeting to talk about National Night Out, Fall Festival and Overton Christmas Parade for two hours.
October 3, 2014
Concession Stand – Eight partners ran the concession stand at Arp for their Homecoming game. The partners were able to run the concession stand so parents could watch the halftime activities.
September 12, 2014
Concession Stand – Three partners volunteered to run the concession stand during Overton’s Homecoming game. They assisted the concession during the halftime so parents could watch the halftime activities.
September 6, 2014
Overton/New London Chamber of Commerce – Brookshire’s donated water and Gatorade. Two partners volunteered for three hours.
August 21, 2014
Leverett’s Chapel Teacher Lunch – The store prepared hamburgers with all the fixings and also donated two hundred kid’s club bookmarks to the library.
August 20, 2014
Meet the Teacher – Two partners volunteered to pass out fliers to band boosters and athletics and donated kid’s club bookmarks to the elementary library for two hours.
August 20, 2014
Meet the Teacher – Two partners volunteered for two hours at Meet the Teacher in Overton. They passed out fliers and donated Kid’s Club Bookmarks to the Overton Elementary School Library.
August 1, 2014
First Responder – Partners volunteered to set up a display in the store for customers to purchase drink items to be used by the fire department in Overton.
June 14, 2014
Chit Chat Session – Store Director Damon Nichols volunteered to visit with the local Chamber of Commerce in Overton.
June 7, 2014
Arp City Council – Store Director Damon Nichols attended Arp City Council Meeting for two hours.
April 26, 2014
Basketball Tournament – Three partners played in a basketball tournament for fifteen hours. All proceeds benefitted scholarships for athletes in the community.
December 12, 2013
Christmas Float – For the annual Christmas parade partners made a peppermint factory for their float. They passed out candy gift bags to the children in the crowd.
October 12, 2013
Community Faith Based Health Walk – Partners participated in the walk that promoted healthy living along with free health screenings and booths at Woldert Park in Tyler.
June 6, 2013
Adopt A Spot – Six partners volunteered for 30 hours assisting with their downtown Adopt A Spot.
May 6, 2013
Adopt A Spot – Five partners volunteered for 10 hours planting flowers in the flower beds aside from the main road along with other local groups.
April 6, 2013
Overton Beautification Day – Three partners along with City Hall officials dug out flowerbeds in a picnic area off the main road. They volunteered for twelve hours.
November 17, 2012
St. Jude’s Walk – All proceeds from the walk benefited St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Fifteen partners walked for fifteen hours at Bergfeld Park.
July 1, 2011
Arp Summer Baseball – Store partners volunteered 67 hours coaching summer baseball for area youth.
June 28, 2011
Hi-Way 80 Rescue Mission – Partners volunteered for 14 hours helping feed the hungry at the Hi-Way 80 Mission.
June 19, 2011
Juneteenth – Partners assisted with the Juenteenth Celebration in Tyler and Overton. They assisted with passing out drinks and hot dogs.
November 10, 2010
Rusk County College Night – Event was held at the Henderson Civic Center. Partners helped direct cars in the parking lot. Rusk Country High School students were able to see options of colleges.
October 4, 2010
National Night Out – Partners helped sponsor National Night Out.
April 9, 2010
A group from the store participated in the annual Susan G. Komen event.