When employees from Brookshire’s decided to start a team for this year’s Relay For Life of Brown County, they set a goal of selling 1,000 cupcake stars by the end of March. Within three days, the team sold 478 cupcake stars.

“I'm so amazed and excited to have Brookshire’s join us in this venture and I can't believe how wonderful our community is to give $1 when they buy groceries,” event chair Tammy Robinson said. “I was so happy the day I was buying groceries there and they asked me if I wanted to donate $1 to Relay For Life! I had my Relay ball cap on that day and I was grinning from ear to ear when they asked me. I love this town.”

By March 22, the team reached its goal of 1,000 and set a new goal of selling 2,000 cupcake stars by the end of April — a goal reached and exceeded Sunday with more than 2,400 cupcake stars sold. As of April 6, the Brookshire’s team had raised $2,364.

“I have an amazing team,” team captain Amanda Goodwin said. “But again all thanks goes out to our customers.”

Along with the group's fund-raising efforts, members of the Brookshire’s team have challenged themselves to raise funds.

Janet Strickland decided she was going to start raising money on her own and has collected more than $591 and hopes to raise $1,000 by the night of Relay to earn a $1,000 fund-raiser T-shirt.

Potential team captains are encouraged to register their team online at the Relay For Life website www.relayforlife.org/browncotx or by contacting team chairs Lainey Hall at (325) 642-0463 or Donna Burleson at (325) 217-8597. For up to date information on Relay For Life of Brown County, like its Facebook Fan Page, which is called the Relay For Life of Brown County TX.

The Relay For Life of Brown County will beheld from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. June 7-8 at Gordon Wood Stadium.