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Friday, January 19, 2018 - The News - Page 5A By Kristi Dykes-Huls Special to The News MALAKOFF'It's easy to turn on the tele- vision or radio or pick up a newspaper and see Kristi Dykes Huls Around Town so many negative things Malakoff has building going on in our world space and we sure need today but there are still more food in town, so good people doing good off to Athens we went. things all around us Everyone was hard at these days, I promise. I work when we arrived. met with one such per- When you walk into the son last week. kitchen, there is a dry The Soul Kitchen is erase board displaying a family run business, all of the days spe- Shabrea Johnson owns cials. We placed our or- and operates the business der with Willa's lovely with Willa in the kitchen mother and waited to cooking and Willa's talk to Willa. As we mother Emma Johnson waited, those specials on hard at work, answer- that board we.re erased ing phones and taking and dwindled down to orders. !fyou are lucky, only a few side items. you may also get to see That's how good it is! the grandchild, Bailee, Our intent was to there playing and always find out what Willa and with a smile, her family were look- Loretta Humble .and I ing for in a restaurant decided to put our heads space, but we found out together one day and so much more during brainstorm on how to lunch. Willa lives in the make Malakoff a great Dallas-Fort Worth area place. We ended up at and drives to Athens the Soul Kitchen. I am each day to cook her always telling folks how food. amazing the food at Soul She used to run a Kitchen is, and Willa successful daycare in the daycare closed, Wil- and with the help of so be so fortunate to have had just posted online Fort Worth. She also la found herself at a many great customers, her family in Malakoff, that she was looking for fed approximately 1,500 crossroads, asked the local businesses, and but we are glad they a "sit down place." hungry children each Lord for guidance and private donors, she is are 'just a stones throw A light bulb went offl summer in DFW. When ended up where they are set up to serve approxi- away doing good things. now, on. Highway 31 in mately 500 children this For more information, Athens across from the summer, visit The Soul Kitchen bowling alley. The people in Athens on Facebook: https:// Willa loves to cook, not only love her and www.facebook.com/The- but her passion is feed- her food, they love her Soul-Kitchen. To donate ing hungry kids. Willa heart and her mission, to Feeding Kids Right: runs a program, Feeding We love Willa and her httpsi//www.gofundme.com/ Kids Right, in Athens mission too and would feed-kids-right-athens-tx. Square Dance Lessons Come and join the fun, fellowship and exercise! Promenade Hall on Highway 274 in Tool. Come and try first two lessons for flee. Thursday 7-9 pm starting Jan. 11th Call Ronnie 903-887-2691 Tuesday/Thursday 10 am - noon starting Jan 16th Call Dave at 972-843,3035 Keep up with what's happeningSubscribe to The News Call (9O3) 887-4511 Courtesy Photo The Soul Kitchen is a family run business, serving homestyle food at low prices. The Johnson family includes Shabrea (from left), Emma, Willa and granddaughter Bailee (in front); During the summer, Willa Johnson runs a program to feed children. She fed 500 children last summer. J~ H.@ Phone In Orders Welcome ~I MoN-THUR 11AM-gPa FRI-SAT 11AM-10PB SUN 11Aa-3PM , ATHENS AND MALAKOFF