ACCOKEEK, Md., Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maryland Senate President, Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. and Delegate Elizabeth Proctor join the Accokeek Foundation in honoring the life and legacy of Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr. on Sunday, September 18. Delegate Proctor was an advocate for improved educational resources in Prince George's County, and a strong supporter of the Accokeek Foundation's work in land conservation, sustainable agriculture, and education. Proctor will accept on behalf of her late husband the 2016 National Conservation Leadership Award during the Taste of Fall dinner.
The Accokeek Foundation established the National Conservation Leadership Award in 2001 to recognize those who have made major contributions in the conservation of natural, cultural, and historic resources, while also supporting education. This year's award honors posthumously Maryland Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr. for his lifetime of work as an educator, legislator, and volunteer on behalf of cultural heritage, the environment, and the advancement of youth in Maryland.
Held on the National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park, the annual farm dinner features music by the Griff Kaz Trio, cider tastings by D.C.'s first cidery—ANXO Cidery, farm-to-fork dinner prepared by Susan Gage Caterers with wine pairings provided by The Vineyards at Dodon. Special guests include Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch, The Honorable Vincent C. Gray, MGM National Harbor, SE Davis Construction, Comcast, BGE, and Visit National Harbor.
Who: Keynote Presentations by:
- Maryland Senate President, Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
- Maryland Delegate Elizabeth Proctor
Master of Ceremonies
- Maryland House Speaker, Michael E. Busch
What: The Taste of Fall farm dinner raises funds to support Accokeek Foundation educational programs at Piscataway Park. This year's event will include a memorial tribute to former Maryland Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., seasonal dinner prepared by Susan Gage Caterers with wine pairings provided by The Vineyards at Dodon, and a silent auction.
When: Sunday, September 18, 2016
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Where: National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park
3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD 20607
National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park cultivates passion for land and cultural sustainability through exploration. Managed by the Accokeek Foundation in cooperation with the National Park Service, it offers a peaceful space for visitors to enjoy recreation and learning environmental sustainability through authentic experiences. www.accokeekfoundation.org
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SOURCE Accokeek Foundation