Laurel News Briefs
Thursday, March 11, 2004
Alumni Cow Drop Upcoming
The Laurel Alumni Association Cow Drop will be April 18. Tickets are for sale at O’Neal Bros., MCM Jewelers, and the Insurance Market for $10 per square. This is a major fund raiser for scholarships.

Laurel Lioness Raffle
The Laurel Lioness Club members are selling chances for “A Weekend in May” at the Atlantis Condominiums in Ocean City, Md. (excludes Springfest and Memorial Day Weekends). The winner will also receive $100 in cash. Tickets are $3 each or 2 for $5. Contact any Lioness member for your chances. The winning ticket will be drawn April 1 at the club’s meeting.

Laurel Little League Dance
Laurel Little League dance will be Saturday, March 20, at Laurel American Legion, 8 p.m.-midnight, with DJ and cash bar. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., $30 a couple, $25 per individual. Price of ticket includes a motorcycle raffle ticket (drawing on Nov. 6). Call 875-7903 for tickets or information.

Laurel Lioness Basket Bingo
Laurel Lioness Club will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo, Tuesday, March 23, at the Laurel Fire Hall, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available from any Lioness member, at His & Hers Hair Stylists located in Calio Plaza, or by calling 875-2569. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Grand prize feature with ticket purchase is the “corner hamper.” Refreshments will be provided. Door prizes, raffles.

Quilt Show and Luncheon
Quilt show and luncheon, Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel, admission is $10. Food includes: homemade chicken salad, muffins, and desserts. Bed quilts, antique quilts and wall hangings will be on display, 875-2729.
Laurel Easter Parade
The fourth annual Easter Parade is scheduled for Saturday, April 3, in Laurel beginning at noon. Participants are needed. Contact Florence Stanley at 302-875-4123 or the Rev. Carol Hopkins, pastor of New Zion United Methodist Church at 875-0727. Respond by Friday, March 26.

Laurel Alumni Banquet
The 14th Annual Banquet of the Laurel Alumni Association, Saturday, May 15, at the Laurel Fire Hall, Social hour from 5-6:15 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Classes to be honored: 1934, 1944, 1954, 1964, 1974, 1979, and 1984. Reservations should be received by April 17, along with a check for $17 per person. First come, first served. For more information call Carolyn Calio, 875-3770.

Laurel Class of 1994
The Laurel Class of 1994 is planning its 10-year anniversary. Send updated information to or mail information to: 117 Brooklyn Ave., Laurel, DE 19956, Attention: Class of ‘94.

Trap Pond Events
For all programs call 875-5163 to register or for more information.

Animal tracking for beginners - Saturday, March 13, 1 a.m. Join a naturalist on a short hike and learn how to look for the tracks and signs of animals. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet or muddy.

Botanical Journey: Pond Plants by Canoe - Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. Cost is $8 per person, children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-register for a trip by calling the nature center 875-5163. All trips meet at the boathouse.

Advanced animal tracking - Saturday March 20, 1 a.m.

This class is designed for those who are looking for a more advanced form of animal tracking. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet or muddy.