In honor of Dennis Vanderhoof, who remembered the Lakewood Historical Society in his will, the society is hosting an essay contest, called the Dennis Vanderhoof Lakewood History Essay Contest.
With this stipend, the society is able to offer much more generous prizes for quality essays which help to research and preserve the many facets of Lakewood’s past.
This year, first and second prizes in the adult category (age 20 and older) are $700 and $600 respectively. Youth (younger than 20) can win prizes of $400 and $300.
The deadline for submitting is Nov. 1, 2014.
For more information and entry blanks, call 303-233-3050 or visit