Sweetening up for the Panhandle this weekend

Mar. 15—Local bakery Sweet Jayne's is raising funds this weekend to support victims of the fires in the Amarillo area.

Twenty percent of sales and 100 percent of tips from all Sweet Jayne's purchases Friday and Saturday will go to support the Amarillo Area Foundation, which serves 26 counties in the panhandle.

"The people that do our espresso here [Palace Coffee Company], our roaster, they are in Amarillo," said Sweet Jayne's owner Carri Doughty. "They had posted about doing a fundraiser ... and we were wanting to help."

People wanting to support can leave donations as tips with cash, card and even on the Sweet Jayne's mobile app.

"We're doing money because they said they have so many donations of food, clothing, things like that and the people don't have room to store things," said Doughty. "They're saying that money is their greatest need, and then they can buy things like hay for the cows; they've got all the animals that don't have food and things."

Even after only a few hours on Friday morning, people have been eager to support the wildfire victims.

"We've already had people dropping money, just coming to the shop and not even buying anything; just giving us money," said Doughty. "It's wonderful; anything we can do to help."

Sweet Jayne's is located at 211 N. Weaver St. in Gainesville. The bakery is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Sweet Jayne's Bakeshop mobile app is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play.

For more information, call 940-902-8038.