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Ribbon cutting at Henley’s Place

<p>PHOTO BY MICHAEL STROMLEY</p><p>The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Henley’s Place last Friday. Pictured are Wanda Kindberg, Eva Jones, Bob Beams, Jackie Waddell, Kevin Waddell, Ron Atchison, Alishia Atchison, Doris Tate, Sonny Bell, Jeff Bryant and Katie Fair.</p>

PHOTO BY MICHAEL STROMLEY

The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Henley’s Place last Friday. Pictured are Wanda Kindberg, Eva Jones, Bob Beams, Jackie Waddell, Kevin Waddell, Ron Atchison, Alishia Atchison, Doris Tate, Sonny Bell, Jeff Bryant and Katie Fair.

Two couples joined forces to open their dream restaurant. Ron and Alishia Atchison along with Kevin and Jackie Waddell have different skills, education and training, but both families were career military and proud of it.

Between the four of them, they have experience with management, accounting, business, psychology and restaurant management. Jackie was an area manager for Waffle House in Van Buren. Alishia also has management experience and is the only one from a nearby town. She graduated from High School in Lavaca.

When both couples found postings nearby, they researched all possible places to live and raise their families. Greenwood stood out above and beyond every other place they looked. They have been in Greenwood for around two years now and love it.

The Waddells and Atchisons both believe in giving back to the community. They have already made donations or raised money for many local groups, including the Senior Center, Boys & Girls Club, Learning Center as well as school and church events.

Henley’s Place opened for business on October 1. Their hours are Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Except for pancakes and french toast (they stop at 5 p.m.), breakfast is served all day. Homemade specials that are not on the menu are available daily. Burgers, sandwiches, steak, pork chops and chicken are also on the menu. The prices are reasonable. A family of four could eat well on less than $50 for dinner.

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