Winn-Dixie fundraiser helps local family

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)- A local grocery store is helping a local family fight cancer.

Winn – Dixie on highway 45 held cooking for Caitlin fundraiser all for the benefit of the daughter of Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie. 31-year-old Caitlin Powell is battling breast cancer and has been bumped up to stage 4. The fundraiser sold hot dogs and sausage dogs for just a few dollars. Organizers say they have exceeded their goal of raising $500.

“We want to be able to step up and step out. We want to be a part of Meridian being able to love and wrap arms around that family. To generate a sense of care and love to that family and I think Meridian has succeeded,” says Winn-Dixie Manager Mark Webb.

All proceeds will go to Sheriff Sollie’s daughter’s treatments in her fight for breast cancer.