How does Because of Winn-Dixie end?
At the end of the story, Opal and Gloria throw a party. At first, the party is outside, but when it starts to thunderstorm, they all have to go in. Opal panics because she can't find her dog, Winn Dixie. Opal is worried because Winn Dixie doesn't like storms. However, Winn Dixie is finally found and the story ends happily.