Laurel Events
Thursday, January 16, 2003
Doing the Town Together
Sarah Marie Trivits

Marian Horner has returned from a holiday visit to the home of her son, Dr. Douglas Horner, and family in Arlington, Texas. Marian reports that the weather there was cooler at that time than here in Delaware.

Scot, Andrea, Sarah and Meghan Allen of Cape Cod, Mass., were recent guests of Ernie and Shirley Allen. Also son, Mark Allen, celebrated his birthday on Jan. 25.

A correction for a birthday, Jan. 11, for Ricky and Lenny Hicks, which, I believe , was incorrectly spelled.

A very special happy birthday wish, to my daughter, Anne Trivits Fellows, in the cold state of Vermont, where she is enjoying nature’s white wonders. Jan. 16 is her special day!

John and Jennifer Justice of Laurel announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Paige, on Dec. 14, 2002. Born in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, she arrived at 2:47 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces. Her maternal grandparents are Marilyn Truitt, Seaford, and the late Isaac Truitt. Her paternal grandparents are Hoyet and Nellie Justice, Laurel. Congratulations to all on their new arrival.

We express our sympathy to the family and friends of: Cecilia B. Lowe, Ermel Allison Hitchens, Joseph M. O’Neal, Hazel H. Foskey, Jack F. Parker and Maxine E. Brittingham.

Our prayers and concerns for those who are ill: Sherry Scanlon, Emma Wootten, Evangeline Truitt, David West and Gerald W. Brown Jr.

Happy birthday wishes to our January special people: Corrie King and Kathryn White, Jan. 17; Mahlon Baker, Jan. 18; Elbert Bailey, Ann Figgs, Mary Lee LeCates and Josephine Lietzan, Jan 19; Catherine Matthews, Jan. 20; Ruth Matthews, Jan. 21; Eleanor Cline and Mary Minkus, Jan. 22; Cathryn Johnson, Grace Rowe and Anna Whaley, Jan. 23.

“I think God’s going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.”
Mime group to perform
The public is invited to a Sunday evening mime cantata titled “The Story of Salvation,” performed by the Signs of Light, on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church on Mt. Pleasant Road, Laurel. Refreshments will follow the performance. For more information call 875-5009.

Club trying to get out the vote
The GFWC Laurel New Century Club met on Jan. 7 at RJ Riverside restaurant. After a buffet luncheon, a business meeting was held and plans for many activities were presented and discussed. Club members will soon begin work on a community involvement program, through which they hope to increase the number of town citizens who are registered to vote. Women have volunteered to form a committee to telephone those who are not registered to vote, encourage them to register and provide information about the location for registration and the registration process. On Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14, the Tri-County Chorus under the leadership of club member Suzanne Layton will present their second annual dinner-theater variety show at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. The show will consist of all new songs and skits. Free bus transportation will be provided to and from the show. The bus will leave from Tyndall’s Pipe and Patio at 5 p.m. Pre-registration is needed for a seat on the bus. Tickets for dinner and the show are $35 and can be purchased by contacting Suzanne Layton at 875-7809 or any chorus member. GFWC Federation Day will be held on Saturday, March 1, at Boscov’s in Dover. Club members are busy collecting arts and crafts, old books, plants and attic treasures for the various booths. Food and baked goods will also be available and an auction will be held. Proceeds are used to benefit battered women programs, nature centers, the HOBY leadership program for high school students and Very Special Arts, a program for challenged children. On March 11, the club will hold a dessert card party in fellowship hall at Centenary Church. This event is co-chaired by Annabel Cordrey and Mollie Collins and is a fund raiser for the club. The next meeting of the New Century Club will be Feb. 4.