Laurel Events
Thursday, February 17th, 2000
Town meeting is postponed
Laurel town offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21, in observance of Presidents' Day. The council meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 21, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 22, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Municipal Building on Poplar and Mechanic streets.

Club is giving scholarship
The Laurel Lioness Club is once again offering a $500 scholarship. Applications are available at the Laurel High School guidance office. Also, another scholarship is being offered by the family of Georgetta Jewel Hickman, a former Laurel Lioness. This one is for a female Laurel student who wants a career in the medical profession. Applications are available at Laurel High School and Sussex Tech. Contact Joyce Morris at 875-2452 or the Laurel High School for any other information. Deadline for applications is April 1.

Legion scholarships available
American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19 has two $500 scholarships available for seniors at Laurel High School. Applications must be requested from Sheila Littleton, auxiliary president, 875-4354. Completed applications must be returned to her by May 1.

Library hosting read-a-thon
The children and youth section of the Laurel Public Library is participating in the Year 2000 Multiple Sclerosis Read-a-Thon, sponsored by the Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Read-a-Thon kits are available at the Library through the end of February.
Children will ask people they know to make a pledge to the Multiple Sclerosis Society for each book or newspaper they read. They keep a record of the books, then return to the sponsor at the end of the month with the list.
The Delaware Chapter is awarding a number of prizes. Among them are lunch with a Blue Rocks player, a scholarship to the University of Delaware basketball school, and a limo ride, dinner, game tickets and locker room entry at a University of Delaware men's basketball game. The top prize is a four-day trip to Walt Disney World, including air fare, hotel and park tickets.
Children may register in the children's room of the Laurel Public Library. For more information, call Jane Stuchell, youth services librarian, at 875-3184.
No tax help at library
There will be no income tax assistance offered in the Laurel Public Library this winter. Call AARP at 1-800-897-2277 for more information.

Cookbook on sale at library
The Laurel Public Library has copies of the "Down State" cookbook for sale for $7.50. It is a reprint of the cookbook that was originally compiled in 1909 by the members of the Laurel New Century Club to raise money to establish a free library in Laurel. Recipes were gathered from the housewives of southern Sussex County, whose names are attached to their contributions. The cookbook includes old housekeeping hints as well a recipes. Proceeds will benefit the library.

Library friends to hold dinner
Friends of the Laurel Library will sponsor a beef and dumpling dinner Sunday, Feb. 27, 4 to 7 p.m., at Delmar VFW, 200 W. State Street, Delmar. Entertainment will be by The Humanaires.
Door prizes will be given. Cost is $7.50. Call the library at 875-3184 for more information.

Winter park events set
Trap Pond State Park east of Laurel has planned the following events. All programs meet at the Baldcypress Nature Center unless otherwise noted. To register, call the nature center at (302) 875-5163.
• Beaver Bound, Saturday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m. Participants will hike along the Cypress Point Trail and search for signs of beaver activity along the end of the pond. Meet at the Cypress Point parking lot.
• Maple Sugaring, Saturday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m. Participants will learn the traditional ways of gathering sap and then will sample some of the succulent sap and products made from maple syrup.