Laurel Events
Thursday, March 2nd, 2000
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 875-3184.

Church to host luncheon
St. George's United Methodist Church, located between Laurel and Delmar, will host a luncheon Saturday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Foods will include oyster, chicken salad and hot dog sandwiches, vegetable soup, peas and dumplings and desserts. There will be a bake table and plants for sale.
Lions to collect eye glasses
During March the Laurel Lions Club will collect used eye glasses which will be combined with collections from other Lions Clubs and distributed to indigent people in Latin America. Following are eyeglass collection stations in the Laurel area: Bank of Delmarva, Wilmington Trust, Delaware National Bank, Good Samaritan Shop, Laurel Senior Center, Happy Harry's and the offices of doctors Adiarte, Cargo and Stout.

Class of '75 planning reunion
The Laurel High School class of 1975 will hold a 25-year reunion planning meeting on Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the American Legion Home in Laurel. Contact Debbie Calloway at 875-4160 or Melinda Tingle at 875-4844 for details.

Bay reading series continues
Today, March 2, Charles Petrocci will discuss Curtis Badger's "Salt Tide" as part of the Laurel Library's series, "The Chesapeake Bay: End of an Era." The program will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.
The book describes marshes and inlets from an ecological standpoint as well as from the standpoint of a family that grew up on them and loves them. For details, call the library, 875-3184.

Library to host tax helper
The Laurel Public Library will be offering tax assistance through AARP on Tuesdays, 11 and 11:30 a.m. Call 875-3184 to set up an appointment or register at the library.

Lions plan 39th variety show
The Laurel Lions Club's 39th annual variety show, "Celebration 2000," will be held at the Laurel High School gymnasium Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 23, 24 and 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for children 5-12, and can be purchased from any Lion member, at O'Neal's Jewelry Store, Laurel Petroleum and Dr. Adiarte's office or by calling 875-7767.