Another interruption in my silence here.
If you've paid attention to any Texas news, you already know about the devastating fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas that left 14 people dead and up to another 200 injured. West, Texas is a tiny town along I-35 and anyone who's made the drive from Austin to Dallas has gone through West. What makes it so well-known is its close-knit Czech community and the bakeries, like the Czech Stop, within that served up delicious kolaches.
The Austin Bakes team is getting together again to host another city-wide bake sale on May 4th from 10 AM - 2 PM to support the people of West. There will be eight locations and delicious treats at each! All proceeds will be donated to AmeriCares.
So what can you do to help? If you're in the Austin area and have some time, donate baked goods or volunteer to work at the bake sale. If you're pressed for time, but still in Austin, come out to the bake sale and get some tasty goodies for your monetary donations. If you're not in the Austin area, or you simply can't wait to help, you can donate in the name of Austin Bakes to AmeriCares via the FirstGiving page.
Colby, Ramona, and I will be at the Stiles Switch BBQ location. We're planning on bringing strawberry lemonade cupcakes and mojito kits, and maybe some other goodies, if we can get our act together. So come out and visit us on the 4th to help out some people in need!