Laurel Events
Thursday, June 20, 2002
Parade to honor agriculture
Laurel will hold a salute to local agriculture as part of its bicentennial celebration. The town will host a tractor parade and open-air produce market. The parade will include some of the John Deere collection of Jerry Warrington. For more details or to register, call Ted Clark, 875-9480.

Father, daughter create lithograph to benefit society
A limited-edition lithograph is being offered by the Laurel Historical Society in conjunction with the town’s bicentennial celebration. The art work was jointly produced by Laurel artists Brad Spicer and his daughter, Summer Spicer. The price of the lithograph is $30 or $55 if re-marked by one of the artists. A framed example of the bicentennial Laurel lithograph will be on display at the Laurel 4th of July celebration. Orders will be taken at the Laurel Historical Society’s booth; orders may also be placed by calling Edna Marvil at 875-9427 or Linda Justice at 875-4217. All money generated by the sale of the lithographs will be used for the society’s restoration of the Studley House.
Firm selected to rehab US 13 bridge at Records Pond
The Delaware Department of Transportation announced that George & Lynch Inc. is the low bidder for the contract to undertake a bridge repair project along US 13 over Records Pond in Laurel. The company was the lowest of three bidders, offering a bid of $738,431. The bridge improvements will consist of milling out the old surface and placing a new bridge deck surface, replacing the barrier walls on the side of the bridge, repairing all of the deck joints and upgrading the guard rail on the bridge approaches. Additionally, erosion prevention measures will be undertaken on the bridge approaches and the existing bridge piles will be rehabilitated. A single lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times during the construction period. Construction is scheduled to begin in late September of this year, and will take approximately 50 days to complete.