Have your ears roasted in the husk


July 26, 1992

Corn on the cob ranks high on the list of favorite summertime foods. If it happens to be one of yours, consider attending the Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival on Saturday at the Union Mills Homestead in Westminster.

The corn will be roasted in its husks on iron stoves just as it was at the Homestead back in the early 1800s. Then, corn festivals and watermelon frolics were a tradition in the Shriver family, which built the Homestead.

Saturday's event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is sponsored by the Union Mills Homestead Foundation and the Union Mills-Silver Run Lion's Club. In addition to corn, the menu includes fried chicken, sliced tomatoes, applesauce, a roll and beverage. The cost is $8 for adults; $4 for children under 12.

The Homestead is at 3311 Littlestown Pike, 7 miles north of Westminster on state Route 97. Call (410) 848-2288.

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