Amarillo shoppers invest locally for tax-free weekend

Tax-free weekend at Janey's 2500; Source: KFDA
Tax-free weekend at Janey's 2500; Source: KFDA
Janey's 2500 on Paramount Blvd; Source: KFDA
Janey's 2500 on Paramount Blvd; Source: KFDA
Huge liquidation sale at A&D bookstore; Source: KFDA
Huge liquidation sale at A&D bookstore; Source: KFDA
Teacher supplies at A&D bookstore; Source: KFDA
Teacher supplies at A&D bookstore; Source: KFDA

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Small businesses in Amarillo are anticipating big sales as people shop local for tax-free weekend.

Owner of Janey's at 2500, Janey Morgan, said employees at the local boutique have been busy since early this morning with just pre-orders.

"People are really excited about it," she said. "They look forward to it, know that it's a great time for savings and everybody just comes and supports it. We're doing everything we can to help kids have maybe a new outfit for school and make sure it fits and they feel good because if they feel good, then they do well at school."

The local business also donates some of their profits to local charities.

Morgan said by shopping for your own kids for back-to-school, you can help other students in the community.

"We give back to the charities," she said. "We give back to help some of the kids go back to school and there's other organizations that are helping children. For you supporting us, we're able to help those organizations that help children."

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A&D Bookstore is currently attracting teachers with a huge sale of classroom supplies before they close their doors at the month.

The owner, Elnora Dennis, said being in a local business over the years has helped her meet people across the Panhandle.

"We have enjoyed this business so much because people come from all over as far away as Kansas, New mexico, Oklahoma and they come to shop and we meet them and get to know them," she said.

One longtime shopper, Theresa Rooney, believes that's what shopping locally is all about.

"Local businesses get to know local residents and they are able to supply the things that we specifically need here," she said. "Not just some generic thing from a chain store."

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