Friday night was a great time with the Tweens at College Park Community Center. After a short introduction to Lakeland History Lakelander’s shared their experiences growing up in the community in the 1950s and 1960s. They told of the teen clubs that brought together young people in the local African American communities. One big part of those events was dancing. They told the tweens about hand dancing and demonstrated with music provided by DJ Sparkles. Members of the National Hand Dance Association were on hand to dance and teach the group. The young people did a splendid job and clearly enjoyed the dancing. There instructors were impressed with their attentiveness, willingness to learn and success in executing the steps with style.
Thanks to the National Hand Dance Association, National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Chef Will Sellers and LCHP members for making the evening a success. We look forward to hosting them again in the future.
This morning a people gathered at Lake Artemesia Natural Area as Councilman Eric Olson unveiled new historic placards describing the community of Lakeland. The information presented there highlights the homes and other structures that once stood on the park site. Among those present were State Senator James Rrosapepe, College Park Mayor Andrew Fellows.
In the afternoon the party took place at the College Park Community Center. It was a great time.