and council will meet
The Laurel mayor and council meeting scheduled for Monday, Sept. 6,
was cancelled. The next regular meeting will be Monday, Sept. 20,
7 p.m. in the Municipal Building on Poplar and Mechanic streets.
Club’s driving course set
The Laurel Lioness Club will sponsor an advanced defensive driving
course on Thursday, Sept. 23. The class will be held at Centenary
Church in Laurel from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost will be $17 per person.
The session will be conducted by the Delaware Safety Council. To sign
up, call 875-2891 or 875-2452.
Garden club to meet Sept. 19
Laurel Garden Club will begin its fourth year with a meeting at St.
Philip’s Church on Sunday, Sept. 19. The meeting will begin at 1:45
p.m. with a social time to greet one another and prospective new members.
Refreshments will be served. This will be followed by a short business
meeting and the opportunity to make a fall decoration. There will
be a small charge for the decoration supplies. Anyone interested in
joining the garden club is invited to attend this meeting. For more
information call 875-0787.
Laurel to flush hydrants
The town of Laurel will flush fire hydrants on Monday, Sept. 20, 7
p.m. until 2 a.m. It is recommended that automatic washers not be
used during the flushing. If there is any discoloration of water,
taps should be turned on until the water clears.
Homecoming will be Oct. 8
The Laurel Homecoming Parade will be Oct. 8. Registration forms, available
at Laurel High School, must be turned in no later than Sept. 30. All
participants will be responsible for transportation through parade.
Late entries will not be allowed to participate.
Story time planned at library
The Laurel Library is beginning its fall season of programs for children.
Story hour for pre-school children, ages 3-5, began Tuesday, Sept.
14, at 10:30 a.m. and will continue every Tuesday morning into December.
As each holiday approaches, the story hours will focus on that holiday
with books, music and art projects.
older children and families, the library will host two programs in
September. On Monday evening, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m., Odette Wright
of the Nanticoke Indian tribe will be at the library. Her program
will include history, music, clothing and artifacts of the Nanticokes.
The second program for older children and adults will be presented
on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. by Jenna Luckenbaugh, park interpreter
for Trap Pond State Park. Luckenbaugh’s presentation will demonstrate
the balance of life in Trap Pond, and she will bring some of the wild
inhabitants for the children to see.
“Monday Afternoon at the Movies” will be held at the library on Monday,
Sept. 27, when school is out for the day. Call Jane Stuchell, youth
services librarian, at 875-3184, for times and age groups. All programs
are free of charge and open to the public.
The library will be closed Thursday, Sept. 23 for staff development
Park friends to meet Sept. 22
The Friends of Trap Pond State Park will host an open house and brief
meeting on Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Baldcypress Nature Center, which
is located in the main picnic area of the park. The public is invited.
For additional information, contact the park office at 875-5153.
Basket bingo set for Sept. 25 On Sept. 25, at 2 p.m.,
a basket bingo party and social will be held at the St. John AME Zion
Church hall. Club 90 and Leroy West will sponsor the event.
Laureltowne seeking vendors
Vendors are needed for Laureltowne Harvest Day, set for Saturday,
Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Fee to participate is $15.
For more information contact Debra Mitchell, 875-8500. The sponsor
is the Laureltowne Merchants Association.
Lioness projects planned
Laurel Lioness Club met Thursday, Sept. 2. The meeting was conducted
by newly elected president Joyce Morris. The club’s fall projects
will be its annual cooked turkey raffle and nut sale. The evening
concluded with entertainment by club members Suzanne Lynch, Frances
Taylor and Everett Hart. The next meeting will be Oct. 7.