Event to help McGhee family
Published 3:26 am Wednesday, April 9, 2003
A fried chicken benefit will be held for the family of Melinda Wall McGhee on Saturday at Tiny Town Day Care.
The event is being used to raise money for a reward for information that would help solve the case of McGhee's disappearance from her home on March 24. McGhee returned home from work early that morning and has not been seen since.
A massive search on Saturday turned up no clues in the case, and investigators are still looking for leads and other information.
Searchers combed a 40-square-mile area in and around the Poarch community, including touching portions of Baldwin and Monroe County.
Investigators said that signs of a struggle were found at the residence on Kent Road, and officials further said they believed foul play was a factor in the Poarch community woman's disappearance.
Fried chicken plates will be on sale for $5 each, which will include all the trimmings. The event will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Tiny Town Day Care, located at 205 Medical Park Dr. in Atmore. All meals will be cooked and served from that location.
In addition to the money raised, up to $2,500 will be matched by Modern Woodmen of America and District Representative Greg Findley. That means any money donated will be matched, up to $2,500. Organizers are hoping to raise enough money to earn the total matching funds, meaning the event could bring in more than $5,000.