Laurel Events
Thursday, March 23rd, 2000
Pageant deadline is April 1
The Miss Laurel and Little Miss Laurel contests are set for April 18, with the deadline for signing up April 1. The Exchange Club is the sponsor. Applications are in the library, at Todd's Tax Service on Poplar Street and at the high school.

Lions collect eye glasses
During March, the Laurel Lions Club is collecting used eye glasses which are distributed to indigent people in Latin America. Glasses can be dropped off at the 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 1990 plans reunion
The Laurel High School Class of 1990 is planning its 10-year class reunion for November 2000. Classmates who have not been contacted may call Alison Hastings at 875-2166 or Kelly Layton at 875-4029.

Llamas coming to park
On Thursday, March 23, at 3 p.m., Ellen Dunn of the Diamond State Llama Farm will have several llamas at Market Square Park in a program sponsored by the Laurel Public Library. The exotic South American Andes animals will arrive at the park in a half-size school bus.
Beginning with the first two llamas five years ago, Dunn's herd has grown to about 50 animals of varying sizes, colors and ages. They are expecting from 6 to 10 baby llamas to be born in March and April. Dunn will talk about the llamas' unique characteristics.

Bluegrass show planned
A Peninsula Bluegrass Show and Pick-In will be Saturday, March 25, 6 p.m. at Laurel American Legion Post 19, Laurel. Featured will be Whaley's Corner and the Bob Paisley Band. A pick-in will begin at 9:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for Peninsula Bluegrass members and $7 for all others. Refreshments will be served.

Troop to serve spaghetti
The Boy Scout Troop 90 all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be Saturday, March 25, at Centenary United Methodist Church. Lunch carry-outs are $5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner is served from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fee for adults is $5, $3 for children under 12 are $3. Children under 6 will be admitted free. Carryouts cost $5.
Library to offer tax help
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.

Horses, riders welcome at park
The Baldcypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, invites horses and their riders to a program, "Horsing Around," Sunday, April 2. Riders will walk the 5.5-mile Boundary Trail and then will enjoy a barbecue lunch. Cost is $10 per rider. Registration fee must be paid by March 27. To register, call 875-5163.

Lioness to hold dinner theater
The Laurel Lioness Club will hold its annual dessert theater Saturday evening, April 1, at Laurel High School. The entertainment will be presented by Salisbury Community Players. Desserts will be available at 7:30 with the program beginning at 8. For tickets or more information contact Ruth Hickman at 875-7180 or Suzanne Layton at 875-7809. Proceeds are used for local projects. The price of tickets is $7 each.

Two scholarships available
The Laurel Lioness Club is offering a $500 scholarship. Applications are available at the Laurel High School guidance office. A second scholarship is being offered by the family of Georgetta Jewel Hickman, a former Laurel Lioness, 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 for details. Deadline is April 1.

Legion offering scholarships
American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19 has two $500 scholarships available for deserving seniors at Laurel High School. Applications must be requested from Sheila Littleton, auxiliary president, 875-4354. Application deadline is May 1.