Enter your specialty dish to be a part of the Lakeland Cooking Collection and for a chance to win great prizes. Enter today Lakeland Cooking Collection at https://goo.gl/forms/bbeYxolGs2KyqxEk1, Bring your dish for judging at 1 pm to College Park Community Center. Stay and be a part of a discussion of food and heritage then stay for the awards presentation and a meal at 2:30.
Here is a sample submission.
Growing up in the 1960s my sister and I spent most of our days with our grandparents, George Henry and Agnes Gross in their home on Cloud Avenue. The house sat on the land now occupied by the College Park Community Center. Grandpop had a huge garden. He always had greens, string beans, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, okra and more. They even had a few chickens as long as the city would allow. Both were food service professionals with Mr. George Henry working for more than forty years in the dining halls on “the hill” (University of Maryland, College Park) and Miss Agnes working as a cook or kitchen manager various places including private homes, an elementary and a fraternity house. At home Grandmum did most of the cooking but Grandpop was a fine cook and had his specialties including most things stewed. I also remember something he made daily in the summer using garden fresh produce. Here goes.
George Henry’s Summer Salad
Make this in a large mason jar with a lid.
Pour in ½ cup water, ¼ cup vinegar, 1 T oil add salt, pepper and sugar to taste. Return the top and shake to mix
Add the onion, tomato and cucumbers. Shake to mix. Keep the mixture in the refrigerator overnight. Eat the tomatoes, cucumbers and a few onions with your supper the next night. When you are done add fresh tomatoes and cucumbers to be eaten the next night.
Pack up your lunch and invite all your favorite people to Beach Day 2017. Just meet at Sandy Point State Park on Saturday, August 26 from noon to 3 PM at the Osprey Shelter, 1100 E College Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21409. The event is free. Just pay your park admission. Rain or shine.
On Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:15 AM LCHP will host a fundraising outing to Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA. The bus will leave from Washington Brazilian Seventh Day Adventist Church (former location of Lakeland Elementary School) 8108 54th Avenue, College Park, MD 20740. Limited parking is available at your own risk.
Lakeland Community Heritage Project is now accepting nominations of sports heroes to be honored with their own sports cards. Just send a short biographical statement featuring the individual’s sports activities along with an image by email to LakelandHistory@yahoo.com by August 1, 2017. For more information please call Pamela Randall Boardley at 301-520-1405
Remember the days when all the families in Lakeland and surrounding communities packed a big lunch and met at the beach? Here is your chance to relive those days and share a good time with family and friends. Come to Beach Day 2017 on Saturday, August 26 from noon to 3 PM at Sandy Point State Park, Osprey Shelter, 1100 E College Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21409. The event is free. Just pay your park admission.
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7 PM – Heritage Basketball Classic with the CP Dream Team
Saturday, September 16, 2017 –Food, Celebrations and Community: Sharing Food Traditions of Lakeland and Our African American Roots
1 PM – Join a conversation – Learn about food in culture and share your knowledge about traditions of Lakeland. You can even bring stories, recipes and pictures to become part of a new project on food, the Lakeland Cooking Collection.
1 PM – Enter your specialty dish to be a part of the Lakeland Cooking Collection and for a chance to win a great prize. Enter today Lakeland Cooking Collection at https://goo.gl/forms/bbeYxolGs2KyqxEk
2:30 PM – Let’s Eat, share a meal with friends old and new. All are welcome