Lakeland Heritage Weekend 2027 Day Two


Enter Cooking Contest

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, 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.


Beach Day 2017

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.