Jonesboro business owners use their talent to give back

Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 7:54 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The owners of Bliss Cupcake Cafe are using their baking talents to help a grieving Jonesboro family.

On Sept. 25, 12-year-old Elizabeth Matthews died when the car she was riding in collided with an 18-wheeler on State Highway 18. Her mother, Stephanie Matthews, and three others were injured.

“She performed in The Nutcracker and several other dances and plays and stuff at The Forum,” said her dad, Matthew Stone.

In addition to her love of dance, Stone remembered her giving spirit.

“She definitely stepped in and helped out when needed,” said Stone.

After hearing about the death of Elizabeth, the owners of Bliss Cupcake Cafe came up with an idea to raise money for the family.

“We’ve been blessed by this community so much, so it is just one small thing that we can do to give back when there are families in need,” said Breanna Walton.

She said they saw a need and knew they had a way to help.

Knowing that sunflowers were Elizabeth’s favorite flower, Bliss is baking cupcakes and cookie cakes with yellow sunflowers for customers to purchase with all the proceeds going to the family.

“Anytime there is a need in our community, we’re local and we want to give back any way that we can,” said Walton.

The fundraiser will be held Wednesday through Thursday, Oct. 13-14, and can be purchased at the shop, 1312-B Red Wolf Blvd.

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