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Ben D. Johnson Educational Center Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary with Legacy Lunch | Around The Town

Ben D Johnson Educational Center

The Ben D. Johnson Educational Center is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of the Legacy Café with the 2nd Annual Legacy Lunch on January 20th from 11pm to 3pm.

The Legacy Café is a component of the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center and acts as the hands-on training environment for participants in the Legacy Youth Workforce Development Program. The Legacy Youth Workforce Development Program serves young adults ages 17-24 who are out of work and school. Participants learn food service skills by participating in rotations at the Legacy Café, gaining the ability to enter and remain in the workforce.  

The Legacy Café, located at 400 MLK Drive, Suite J, offers a made from scratch menu with locally sourced ingredients when available.

The Legacy Lunch is an annual fundraising event on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The set menu of BBQ chicken, baked beans, potato salad, a roll and chocolate chip cookie, is available to purchase for $10. Tickets can be purchased at the Legacy Café or online at www.bdjcenter.org. All funds raised from the lunch as well as at the Café support the programs of the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center.

Claire Prymus, founder and Board Chair, “We are pleased to support young people in Natchitoches as they pursue sustainable employment and life skills.”

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Founded by Claire Prymus in honor of her late uncle, the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center is 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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