Putnam Packs Panera For Katie

Hundreds Support Cancer Victim

“If I have not Charity, If Love does not flow from me
I am nothing, Jesus reduce me to Love…” Kelly Willard 

The drive-thru line reached out of the parking lot. The lobby line reached out the door. People stood and waited – for hours. And they smiled – despite the wait.

Putnam packed Panera for Katie Cobb.

Hundreds spent Wednesday night, May 24th, 2017, at Liberty Square, purchasing dinner, to benefit the Winfield Middle School student who is fighting for her young life, against cancer.

The restaurant’s employees were overwhelmed by the crowd. Yet, they smiled, too, despite the extra work.

Of course, Panera serves delicious food, every day. However, Wednesday night wasn’t about the food. It was about Putnam County pouring out its heart and helping Katie Cobb. The restaurant generously donated a percentage of the sales to help with Katie’s medical bills. Many of the supporters have never met Katie. That doesn’t matter. When a West Virginian is in trouble, other West Virginians show they have a heart of gold. Wednesday night, those hearts were front and center, as Putnam County proved that helping another is what West Virginians do best!