Laurel Events
Thursday, June 19, 2003
Laurel Library Doll
The Laurel Public Library is raffling a bridal doll donated by Laurel Councilwoman Terry Wright and Radiant Dolls to benefit the New Century Capital Campaign. The doll is on display at the library. Tickets are one chance for $1 or six chances for $5. The drawing for the doll will be held at noon on Monday, June 30, at the Laurel Public Library. You do not have to be present to win. All proceeds will benefit the building of the new Laurel Public Library.

Bank gets into July 4th spirit
Laurel’s ninth annual Independence Day celebration parade will offer an unusual twist on July 4 — thanks to the folks at County Bank. Assistant vice president Don Dykes has orchestrated a promotion with the aid of teller Geraldine Taylor and other bank employees. “We searched long and hard for something different this year,” Dykes said, “and I think we’re right on target.” During the parade, County Bank will hand out roughly 90 red, white and blue bags to parents with children. Each bag will contain prizes, compliments of County Bank, and three of the bags will contain certificates of $100, $50 and $25 for youth to use to open a savings account at the bank. “Geraldine crafted the bags. She put a lot of effort into the process and I think this will be our best promotion yet,” Dykes said. “Our aim is to promote the parade, promote patriotism and humbly promote County Bank. It’s a way for a child to learn about savings.”
Janosik’s Charity book signing
The Laurel Public Library will host an Author’s Book Signing event on Sunday afternoon, June 22, featuring Johnny Janosik who along with wife Mary Louise, will sign copies of his new book, “Back to the Basics, The Johnny Janosik Story.” All proceeds from the sale of the books will go to charity, including the Laurel Public Library Capital Campaign. During the event, the Janosiks will present three area students with special educational scholarships, awarded by the Janosik Family Charitable Foundation. The book signing will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “Back to the Basics” is now available at Happy Harry’s drug stores in Laurel, Seaford, Bridgeville and Millsboro. The price of the book is $9.99 and all proceeds go to charity.

Jones Boys to appear at July 4th fest
Laurel will hold its ninth annual Independence Day celebration Friday, July 4. For the first time, the Jones Boys Band will join the entertainment lineup. The Jones Boys Band was formed in January 1992 and the same four members remain together to this day. The band consists of the father, Jim Jones, on rhythm guitar and vocals; sons Darren Jones on keyboards and vocals and Brett Jones on drums and vocals; and Tom Kaufman on lead guitar, steel guitar and fiddle. Throughout the past 10 years the band has won many local contests, performed in Nashville and developed a large following by performing at numerous local clubs. It performs modern and traditional country, 50s rock ‘n’ roll, flavored with a touch of bluegrass and some original music. The Jones Boys will take the stage in Laurel at 3:15 p.m.