Legacy Cafe opens, will hold Legacy Lunch on MLK Day

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The Legacy Cafe held its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Jan. 18 with the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce.

“I’m absolutely filled with joy to see this project come to fruition,” said Dallas Russell, executive director for the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center. “Our turnout and support were overwhelming.”

Mark your calendars for our first Annual Legacy Lunch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Jan. 21 from 12-3 PM. The $10 lunch will include: Red Beans and Rice, Crack’lin Cornbread, Dessert and Drink.

The Legacy Cafe will be open to the public Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch offering made-from-scratch menu items. Breakfast will include muffins, scones and quiche and don’t forget coffee. Lunch will comprise of soups, salads and sandwiches.

“Our cafe will also serve as the hands-on training environment for our Youth Workforce Development participants,” said Founder Claire Prymus.

Beginning in March, the Legacy Youth Development program will serve young people between the ages of 16-24 who are out of work and out of school by teaching them life and occupational skills and help them to overcome social barriers to employment.

Claire founded the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center in honor of her late uncle. It’s a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to build community in Natchitoches and give access to social and economic success for all of its residents.


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