Laurel Events
Thursday, October 31, 2002
Halloween in Laurel Oct. 31
The town of Laurel will celebrate Halloween Thursday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m., with trick-or-treating for children 12 or under. There will be no mischief night.

Legion to host party
The Laurel Sons of American Legion will hold a Halloween party Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 to 9 p.m. The legion home is on Millsboro Road, Laurel. There will be a costume contest, games, refreshment and bagged candy for all children 12 and under.

Laurel Chamber to meet
The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership breakfast meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 a.m. at RJ Riverside restaurant in Laurel. Jack Miller, vice president and co-founder of NouVir Research in Seaford, will be the guest speaker. Miller is also co-chairman of the Greater Seaford Orderly Growth Committee, a grassroots effort organized by residents and business people along US 13 in Seaford. He will discuss the group’s efforts regarding the DelDOT US 13 Corridor Capacity Preservation Program. Call the chamber, 875-9319, by Friday, Nov. 1, for reservations.

Christ Church breakfast set
The “One Nation Under God” prayer breakfast will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, Central Avenue, Laurel, Saturday, Nov. 9, 7 to 9 a.m. Cost for adults is $5, $3 for children and free for children under 6. Sponsors are the Laurel Exchange Club and the church. For tickets call 875-2433 or 875-7114 before Nov. 3. Tickets can also be obtained at the door. Proceeds go to help the church and to fight child abuse.
Kids can help decorate library
Children ages 6 and older are invited to stop by the Laurel Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 5, between noon and 4 p.m. to help decorate the Children’s Room for November. For more information, call 875-3184.

Laurel Bicentennial Charity Ball Nov. 30-Limited tickets for sale
The Laurel Community Foundation will sponsor a “Bicentennial Charity Ball” on Nov. 30. The event will be held at the Laurel Fire Hall from 8 p.m.-midnight with all proceeds benefiting Hope House 1 & 11. A variety of music is planned as well as a special tribute to the town in commemoration of the 200th Anniversary. Tickets are on sale now at $35 per person which includes a gala evening of hors d’oeuvre and entertainment. Costumes from any period in the last 200 years are encouraged and there will be a judging with prizes. Period Costumes are optional and are not a requirement to attend the ball. The Laurel Community Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit organization created in January 2000 to address a hidden homeless problem in Laurel. Representation on the LCF Board of Trustees includes Chamber of Commerce, Good Samaritan Aid, Laurel School District, Lions Club, St. Phillips Episcopal Church, Laurel State Service Center, and several members from the community at large. Hope House I and II contain two furnished apartments each and are used to shelter newly homeless families for a transitional period. It is anticipated that Hope House I & II will serve from 10-20 families every year. Tickets are limited and can be purchased from any LCF Trustee or at the following businesses: Accents Florist, MCM Jewelery and Engraver, Maxines Hair Salon, and Seeds, all located in the Laureltowne business complex on Front Street in Laurel. For more information please call Deborah Mitchell at 302-875-3203 or 302-629-9604.