Laurel Events
Thursday, May 23, 2002
Memorial Day Services
Memorial Day Services will be held at Laurel American Legion Post 19, Monday, May 27, beginning at 11 a.m. R. Thomas Wagner, state auditor will be the guest speaker. Laurel Middle Schoolís band under the direction of Jason Rogers will perform. Post 19ís Color Guard will render a 21-gun salute. Following the service lunch will be served. We hope that the people of Laurel will attend this function as Laurel is celebrating their 200th anniversary. Come out and meet your veterans who served their country.

Laurel Ruritan Chicken BBQ
The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a chicken BBQ on Saturday, May 25, from 10:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. at OíNealís Antiques, Rt. 13 Laurel. Cost is $5 per dinner. Proceeds to benefit Laurel Hope House.

Library closed May 27
The Laurel Public Library is closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. It reopens at noon Wednesday, May 29.

Pins, shirts, ornaments on sale
Laurel Bicentennial Commemorative Pins are available for $5 from Maxineís, the Laurel Town Hall, Brittís, MCM, Christyís, Seeds, the chamber office and County Bank. Also available are shirts and ornaments. For details call the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, at 302-875-9319.
Car show planned for 4th
The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a 4th of July Car Show on July 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Game Zone lot, Laurel, across from Pizza Palace near Five Points. Top-50 awards will be handed out, as well as dash plaques to the first 150 vehicles. The show is open to any year, make, or model. Admission is $10. Registration will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call Larry at 875-2473 or Steve at 875-3889.

Hill inducted into hall of fame
By Mike Lowe
The Delmarva Volunteer Firemenís Association held its annual convention May 9, 10 and 11 in Cambridge, Md. A highlight of the convention was the annual banquet held Friday evening, May 10, at Sailwinds Park on the Choptank River in Cambridge. At the banquet, nine firefighters were inducted into the associationís Hall of Fame. One of those was Jay Hill, Laurel Fire Department vice president. Hill has served the Laurel Fire Department since April 4, 1977. He has served in many offices including engineer and trustee. For ten years he served as chief engineer, responsible for the motorized equipment of the fire department. Also inducted were Norman Batchlor of the Millsboro Fire Company and Norman Tate of the Seaford Fire Department.