Fundraiser generates $10,000 for Brownwood cemetery


BROWNWOOD, Texas - A fundraiser that occurred all of last week for a historic Brownwood cemetery brought in $10,000.

Keep Brownwood Beautiful held an event beginning last Monday titled "$5,000 in five days" to generate revenue for Greenleaf Cemetery.

An employee was arrested last year for allegedly embezzling more than $20,000, which brought the cemetery near financial ruin.

The event brought in a total of $10,105 to Greenleaf. They only expected $5,000, according to Office Manager Freda Day.

"We're still expecting more donations to come," Day said on Monday. "We will definitely do this event again next year leading up to Mother's Day."