Laurel Events
Thursday, June 6, 2002
Celebration at Trap Pond
The first annual celebration at Trap Pond State Park will be Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Whirl-A-Way square dancers, from noon till 1 p.m. and singer Shelley Abbott, from 1-4 p.m. State Attorney General Jane Brady and state Senator Robert Venables will be in attendance. The Delaware State Police will be fingerprinting children for identification, and the medivac helicopter will be on display. Tyndallís K-9 unit will give demonstrations all day. Coastal Kayak and Survival Products will be giving Kayak and canoe demos on the pond. On display will be a trail bike from Seaford Schwin, a fishing boat from Lingoís Marine, antique cars, and antique farm equipment. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, will have information booths. Hayrides and face-painting for the children will be going on from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sussex County Animal Association, Wild Life Rescue and Rehabilitation will be represented. Bring a picnic lunch, or purchase hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, sodas, and homemade bake goods from Trap Pond Partners. Plan to spend a fun-filled day. For details call the park at 875-5153.
Laurel Bicentennial event
Laurel is happy to announce the up-coming salute to local agriculture as another activity within our bicentennial celebration. We will be hosting a tractor parade and open-air produce market that will be available to the public for their viewing delight and provide locally grown fruits and vegetables for canning or your immediate table fare. Jerry Warrington will parade and show his vintage tractor collection, others will parade floats and strut their stuff as groups or individuals. Itís time to plant that garden so you can be a seller, or polish that tractor, so you can parade up Central Avenue. We need your participation as well as a few fun-loving volunteers to dress as fruits or vegetables. For details or to obtain free parade registration call Ted Clark, 875-9480.