Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Bakery Runs Fundraiser for Parents Who Lost Daughter

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Bakery Runs Fundraiser for Parents Who Lost Daughter

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At 1:30 p.m. Monday, the line was extending down the block of 3100 S.W. Huntoon Street as people spilled from Josey's Baking Co.

The bakery, normally closed on Mondays, opened specifically for a fundraiser to benefit Parker Monhollon, a Silver Lake girl who died from a type of brain cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) earlier this month.

Josey's advertised on their Facebook page about the event, and locals flocked to the bakery to support the Monhollon family. The bakery planned to open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, and said on Facebook they had sold nearly 5,000 cookies as of 11:30 a.m. They advertised that they would continue the fundraiser until supplies ran out.

The line was at a standstill around lunchtime as bakers inside rushed to get cookies out of the oven to accommodate the rush, but Katina Henderson was in no rush. …

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