meeting is postponed
Laurel town offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21, in observance
of Presidents' Day. The council meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb.
21, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 22, beginning at 7 p.m., in the
Municipal Building on Poplar and Mechanic streets.
Club is giving scholarship
The Laurel Lioness Club is once again offering a $500 scholarship.
Applications are available at the Laurel High School guidance office.
Also, another scholarship is being offered by the family of Georgetta
Jewel Hickman, a former Laurel Lioness. This one is for a female Laurel
student who wants a career in the medical profession. Applications
are available at Laurel High School and Sussex Tech. Contact Joyce
Morris at 875-2452 or the Laurel High School for any other information.
Deadline for applications is April 1.
Legion scholarships available
American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19 has two $500 scholarships available
for seniors at Laurel High School. Applications must be requested
from Sheila Littleton, auxiliary president, 875-4354. Completed applications
must be returned to her by May 1.
Library hosting read-a-thon
The children and youth section of the Laurel Public Library is participating
in the Year 2000 Multiple Sclerosis Read-a-Thon, sponsored by the
Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Read-a-Thon
kits are available at the Library through the end of February.
Children will ask people they know to make a pledge to the Multiple
Sclerosis Society for each book or newspaper they read. They keep
a record of the books, then return to the sponsor at the end of the
month with the list.
The Delaware Chapter is awarding a number of prizes. Among them are
lunch with a Blue Rocks player, a scholarship to the University of
Delaware basketball school, and a limo ride, dinner, game tickets
and locker room entry at a University of Delaware men's basketball
game. The top prize is a four-day trip to Walt Disney World, including
air fare, hotel and park tickets.
Children may register in the children's room of the Laurel Public
Library. For more information, call Jane Stuchell, youth services
librarian, at 875-3184.
tax help at library
There will be no income tax assistance offered in the Laurel Public
Library this winter. Call AARP at 1-800-897-2277 for more information.
Cookbook on sale at library
The Laurel Public Library has copies of the "Down State" cookbook
for sale for $7.50. It is a reprint of the cookbook that was originally
compiled in 1909 by the members of the Laurel New Century Club to
raise money to establish a free library in Laurel. Recipes were gathered
from the housewives of southern Sussex County, whose names are attached
to their contributions. The cookbook includes old housekeeping hints
as well a recipes. Proceeds will benefit the library.
Library friends to hold dinner
Friends of the Laurel Library will sponsor a beef and dumpling dinner
Sunday, Feb. 27, 4 to 7 p.m., at Delmar VFW, 200 W. State Street,
Delmar. Entertainment will be by The Humanaires.
Door prizes will be given. Cost is $7.50. Call the library at 875-3184
for more information.
Winter park events set
Trap Pond State Park east of Laurel has planned the following events.
All programs meet at the Baldcypress Nature Center unless otherwise
noted. To register, call the nature center at (302) 875-5163.
Beaver Bound, Saturday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m. Participants will hike
along the Cypress Point Trail and search for signs of beaver activity
along the end of the pond. Meet at the Cypress Point parking lot.
Maple Sugaring, Saturday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m. Participants will
learn the traditional ways of gathering sap and then will sample some
of the succulent sap and products made from maple syrup.