Laurel Events
Thursday, November 7, 2002
Laurel Alumni Trip
Members and guests of the Laurel Alumni Association will be traveling to Williamsburg on Dec. 8 for the Grand Illumination. Tickets are $25. For information call any Alumni member. In the 12 years the L.A.A. has granted scholarships, 140 students have received $199,320!

Laurel Bicentennial Ball
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 Jewelers 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.
Laurel Basket Bingo
The Laurel Fire Department is holding a Basket Bingo Party, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are $20 to play. Tickets available at the door for $25 — 20 Bingo Games, 3 cards per game (extra game card at $5 each or 3 for $10) One Basket prize per game. All prizes are Specialty Baskets. Tickets bought in advance are eligible for Hamper Basket w/lid. Tickets Available by calling: Laurel Fire Department, 875-5666, Bill Hearn 875-7797 or Richard Wells 875-7670.