Laurel Events
Thursday, October 17, 2002
Centenary UMC
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is planning its 200th anniversary. The following events have been scheduled:
  • Saturday, Oct. 19: Church Organ and Handbell Recital.
  • Sunday, Oct. 20: Homecoming Dinner held at Laurel Fire Hall, at 2 p.m., with special music.

‘Reach for the Stars’
Laurel Middle School began an after-school program, “Reach for the Stars,” on Monday, Oct. 7. Thirty students were invited to attend this English and Math enrichment program that runs from 3 to 5 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday until March 12. Mrs. Amy Handy will teach the English and Mrs. Kim Husbands will teach the math. The district will provide a light snack for each student immediately after school as well as transportation on Wednesday evening. If you have any questions please contact L.M.S. at 875-6110.

Laurel Library news
  • Thursday, Oct. 17 - Teens are invited to stop by the library after school before 5 p.m. to make a quick craft.
  • Saturday, Oct. 19 - Teens-only Night Life at the Library. Program from 7-9 p.m. Refreshments and fun. Any questions stop by or call the library at 875-3184.
LHS Homecoming Parade
Laurel High School’s Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25. Lineup will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the parade steps off at 6:30. Following the parade, the Laurel Bulldogs will face the Indian River Indians in a football game starting at 7:30. Any local community or civic organization who wishes to march or ride in this year’s parade should contact Mrs. Laura Sapovits at the high school at 875-6120, ext. 213, before Oct. 21. Lineup for these groups will be along Juniper Street, accessed from Penn Street only, and based on arrival time.

Safe Driving Course
The Laurel Senior Center, will hold a 55 Alive Safe Driving Course (An AARP course) on Oct. 28 and 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee is $10. Call 875-9053 to register.

Harvest at Pepperbox
Fall Harvest at Pepperbox in Laurel will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Come & See Real Horsepower at work! Free parking and admission, also horse-drawn shuttles will be available from the parking lot to the activity area. Activities and Demonstrations include: working horses, including soybean harvesting with horse-drawn combine demonstration; pony and horse rides, petting zoo, wagon, carriage, and pony train rides, vintage cars, trucks, tractors, hit-and-miss engines, operating portable sawmill, carriage museum, antique tools and harness sheds, chicken coop, and farm kitchen. Crafts exhibitions include blacksmithing, cider pressing, carving, basket weaving, broom making, chair caning, and wool spinning. There will be Civil War re-enactors Encampment and Living History demonstrations. Vendors are welcome, cost $10 per space. Featuring special music by The Dove and Lacey and Friends. Platters, baked goods, and other great foods and homemade ice cream will be for sale. The parade of antique equipment and live horsepower is at 2:30 p.m. For information or to register, call 875-4971.