are still available
The Laurel Lioness Club is still selling 1-pound bags of pecans and
black walnuts. Each bag costs $7.50. To place an order, call Lioness
Brenda Rubino at 875-0801 or contact any Lioness member.
Club to hold dinner on Dec. 4
The Ross Point Improvement Club will sponsor a dinner and bingo party
at the St. John AME Zion Church Hall in Laurel Saturday, Dec. 4, 3
p.m. Cost is $6.
Council to meet Dec. 6
The Laurel Town Council will meet Monday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. in the Chambers
of Mayor and Council in the municipal building on Poplar and Mechanic
streets. This will be the only meeting of the month.
Calendars on sale
The Laurel Historical Society has published a 2000 calendar featuring
photos from the Waller collection of early 20th-century Laurel scenes.
The calendar is available at the following locations: Laurel Trading
Post, RJ's Riverside restaurant, Maxines Hair Happenings, Travel Perks,
Insurance Market, town hall, Walt's Barber Shop, Wilmington Trust,
Bank of Delmarva and Delaware National Bank. The cost is $8.
Mail orders may be sent to Laurel Historical Society, P.O. Box 102,
Laurel, DE 19956, with a check for $9.50 to cover shipping.
LFVD selling collectibles
The Laurel Fire Department is selling collectibles in commemoration
of its 100th anniversary. Items include a Hometown Collectible firehouse,
$15 each; First Gear Helmet banks, $15 each, or 2 for $25; Laurel
Fire Department history books, $10 each; and gift plates, $28.
Items are available at the fire station between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
or by contacting Mike Lowe, 739-4773, or Jay Hill, 875-7461.
Old Yearbooks on sale
Laurel High School has an assortment of old yearbooks available for
purchase. There are yearbooks from 1985, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997,
1998 and 1999 on sale. The prices vary depending on the year. Contact
Karen Beck at Laurel High School, 875-6120, for more details.
Club to meet
Angie Rummel was the guest speaker and demonstrator at the Laurel
Garden Club's November meeting. Rummel, a floral designer specializing
in silk and dry flower arrangements, has her own business, Fields
of Flowers, in Lewes. She demonstrated various floral table arrangements
that could be changed to fit the season. Each member created a centerpiece
to take home.
The club's next meeting will be a Christmas party for members and
guests at RJ's Riverside restaurant on Dec. 12.
Library plans book signings
On Thursday, Dec. 16, the Laurel Public Library will host a book signing
with five local authors. Ed Dee, Dr. William Williams, Nancy Steel,
Larry Points and David Elliott will all be on hand to autograph copies
of their books.
Dee is the author of "Nightbird" (1999) and "Little Boy Blue. Williams
wrote "Delaware-The First State" (1999) and Steele wrote "The Beaches
of Delaware and Historic Sussex County." Points is the author of "Assateague:
the Island of the Wild Ponies" and Elliott wrote "Tales from the Traveling
Time capsule to be buried
The Laurel Historical Society will bury a time capsule during the
July 4th, 2000. The location, which will be in the town, has yet to
be determined. It is the intention of the society to have the capsule
buried for 100 years. The time capsule was donated to the society
by the Short Funeral Homes Inc., Laurel, through the help of Edward
Hannigan, manager of the Laurel facility.
Everyone in the community is invited to place something within the
capsule for the future residents of this community. The capsule is
36 inches long, 15 inches wide and 15 inches deep. Therefore, size
restrictions will have to be made so everyone will be able to place
something within the capsule. The society is asking that all items
be flat and thoroughly documented, especially if the item is a photograph.
In this way, our descendants will have an idea of what our town and
its people looked like in 2000.
Items may be sent to Richard Hutchinson, P.O. Box 350, Bethel, DE
The society will have the final decision on items to be included.