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 their own transportation
along the parade route. Late entries will not be allowed to participate.
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.
Library series is a mystery
The Laurel Public Library will investigate mystery through a reading
and discussion series titled "Since Sherlock Holmes: A Hundred Years
of Detective Fiction" on Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. (except Nov. 2-12:30-2:30
At each program a scholar will give a presentation on the book and
lead a discussion. The series features the following books and scholars:
Oct. 6, Agatha Christie, "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd," presented
by Susan Shoemaker, University of Delaware.
Oct. 20, Raymond Chandler, "The Big Sleep," presented by Michael Waters,
Salisbury State University.
Nov. 3, P.D. James, "An Unsuitable Job for a Woman," presented by
John Wenke, Salisbury State University.
Nov. 17, Ruth Rendell, "Master of the Moor," presented by Lillian
(Sandy) Poole, independent scholar.
This series is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities,
State of Delaware, Delaware Humanities Forum, Maryland Humanities
Council, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and organized by Delmarva
Discussions. Friends of Laurel Library are sponsoring the refreshments.
For more details, call the library at 875-3184.
People may borrow copies of the books from the library.
Passes to events available
Complimentary passes for senior citizens to all district events are
available at the new administration office located at 1160 S. Central
Ave., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The passes are for
individuals 62 years of age and over who live in the Laurel School
Trick or Treat set for Oct. 30
The town of Laurel will be celebrating Halloween Trick or Treat for
children 12 years of age and younger, Saturday, Oct. 30, between 6
and 9 p.m.
100th year parade set
The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a parade honoring the
Laurel Volunteer Fire Department on its 100th anniversary Sunday,
Oct. 24, 12:30 p.m.
The tribute will start at the old Locker Plant site near the Insurance
Market on Central Avenue and end at Laurel Fire Hall, followed by
the anniversary ceremonies.
The chamber is asking people who live along the parade route to put
flags in their yards. They can be picked up at the chamber office.
house set for Oct.
The Cemetery House, Laurel's seventh annual haunted house, hayride
and corn maze, will be held on Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, next
to the Odd Fellows Cemetery on Delaware 24, Laurel.
Admission is $5 or $4 with a non-perishable food item. Children under
6 are admitted free. Free parking.
Sponsor is Charity Lodge #27 IOOF. For details, call Charles Yelle,
Basket bingo to help alumni
The Laurel Alumni Association will hold a basket bingo at the Laurel
Fire Hall Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for 20 games
All tickets purchased in advance will be entered in a drawing for
a hamper basket with lid. Chances at $1 each will be sold for a pine
cone basket drawing.
Baskets to be given away for the Bingo games include the Christmas
Popcorn combo, Santa's Little Helper combo, tree trimming peppermint
basket, magazine and small picnic baskets.
Free refreshments will be served at intermission. Doors will open
All proceeds go to the Laurel Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.
For ticket information call Janet Morgan 875-5330, the Insurance Market
Inc., 875-7591, or Edna Allison, 875-5640.
Garden club to meet Sunday
The Laurel Garden Club will hold its October meeting at St. Philip's
Episcopal Church Sunday, Oct. 10. The meeting will begin at 1:45 p.m.
with a social time and refreshments.
Following a short business meeting there will be a demonstration of
an arrangement or craft.
The theme for this month's meeting is Halloween. Anyone interested
in joining the Garden Club is welcome to attend this meeting.
Center has programs planned
The Baldcypress Nature Center, located at Trap Pond State Park east
of Laurel, has arranged the following programs. To register for a
program, contact the nature center at (302) 875-5163.
¥ Fall Foliage Pontoon, Saturday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. Participants will
see the beauty of the cypress trees on the still waters of Trap Pond
during the one-hour tour. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $3
per adult and $1.50 for children 12 and under.
¥ Columbus Day Pontoon Tour, Sunday, Oct. 10, 3 p.m. In celebration
of the discovery of America, participants will tour the majestic stand
of baldcypress trees that inhabit Trap Pond. Pre-registration is required.
Cost is $3 per adult and $1.50 for children 12 and under.
Fruit sale to benefit school
Epworth Christian School, Laurel, will hold its annual fruit sale
Oct. 27 through Nov. 12. Orders will be taken for navel oranges and
red grapefruit. For details, call the school office, 875-4488.