Laurel Events
Thursday, April 11, 2002
 
Laurel Alumni Fund Raiser April 14
On Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m., the Laurel Alumni Association will release a cow on the Laurel High School Football Field. The cow will be left to roam on the field, which will have been marked off into 1250 squares, until he drops a “cow pie.” The owner of the square that the “pie” land on will win $2500. In the event that it lands on a line, neighbors will share the prize. Tickets are available for $10 by contacting Robert Horsey at 875-5156, Mona Wright at 875-2503, or Janet Morgan at 875-5330/875-7591.All proceeds go to the scholarship fund for high school graduates. The Alumni Association is a non-profit, tax exempt organization. Come out on Sunday to cheer the cow on.

Fundraiser for Binky Johnson - Help Sought
“Bingo For Binky” — A bingo basket party will be held for Binky Johnson, May 8, at the Laurel Fire Hall. Game time is 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Binky, who is recuperating from a hunting accident. If you would like to help sell tickets, offer basket contributions, cook desserts, or help that evening, please contact Marsha Murphy at 875-6155 or 875-2450.

Laurel Little Miss and Miss pageant (deadline April 15) MUST
Applications can be found at the following place for Little Miss Laurel and Miss Laurel Pageant: Todd’s Income Tax Services; Laurel High School, Wilmington Trust Bank, and Laurel Library; or call 875-7114. Parents get busy to have your daughter in the pageant. Deadline is April 15. The Laurel Exchange Club is sponsoring this pageant again for the 52nd year.

Club offering $1000 scholarship
The Laurel Civic Club is offering a $1000 scholarship. This scholarship is given in memory of Robert Ellis. This scholarship is to assist a student with strong community service. Graduating seniors that reside within the Laurel School district, but not necessarily attending laurel High School are eligible. Applications are available at the Laurel High School, Sussex Tech High School, and the Laurel Public Library. Contact Freddie Brock at 875-3271 for additional information. Application Deadline is April 30.

Laurel Library upcoming events
April 14-20 is National Library Week! Children’s programs at the Laurel Public Library: Tuesday, April 16 - Preschool Story Hour, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17 - Make It/Take It, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Children ages 6 and older are invited to drop by after school for a special craft program. Friday, April 19, at 4:15 p.m. - Come and enjoy a special Magic Show, presented by Mike Rose, Magician. Directly after the magic show, a magician’s workshop for children ages 8 to 12 will be offered. Space is limited, and children must be preregistered to attend. For more information, or to preregister for the Magician Workshop, call the library at 875-3184.

April is National Poetry Month April 18
Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Laurel Public Library. The Laurel Public Library announces a Tenn Poetry Contest and a Poetry Reading by poet, Nancy Mitchell! The Teen Poetry Contest is open to students in grades 7-12 who reside in the laurel School District. Prizes will be awarded in two categories, grades 7-9 and grades 10-12. First place winners will receive a $20 Hoyt’s Theater Gift Certificate and second place winners will receive a certificate for two free movie rentals. Entries must be received on or before April 30. Poet, Nancy Mitchell, will be visiting the Laurel Public Library on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. to read from her volume of poetry, “Near Surround,” discuss the creative process, and answer questions for the audience. Copies of “Near Surround” will be available for purchase at a discounted rate. Ms. Mitchell has visited the library previously as a scholar for the Delmarva Discussions Program. Light refreshments will be served. For more information on the Poetry Contest or the Poetry Reading, contact the library at 875-3184.
‘Dining with Diabetes,’ three-class series April 17 and 24
There are people out there that don’t understand diabetes. Many people that think because they take insulin they can continue to eat everything they want to. Wrong. There has to be a balance. If you have diabetes or care for someone that has it, mark April 10, 17, and 24, on your calendar, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Laurel Senior Center will hold a three-class series that includes learning, demonstration, and tasting of healthy foods. Classes will be taught by Mary Wilcoxon, a diabetes health professional and Beth Jernigan a registered dietitian. Attendance is limited to the first 35 paid registered persons. Registration fee is $5. Sign up early so you won’t be left out. If you lived in a metropolitan area you would pay a lot more for this.

Laurel Lioness’ Dessert Theatre April 13
The Laurel Lioness’ Dessert Theatre will be held on Saturday, April 13, at Laurel High School, Dessert will be served at 7:30 p.m.; and show will begin at 8 p.m., with Jeannie and Jeff Scott of Bridgeville as the evening’s guest entertainers. They have performed many times in the area and are a great talent. Tickets are $8 each. Table reservations call (302) 875-5354; tickets: (302) 875-2674. The Laurel Lioness Club is a community service organization and all profits are returned to the community in the form of donations.

Charity Lodge host barbeque April 13
The Charity Lodge #27 IOOF (Odd Fellows) will hold a Chicken Barbeque on April 13, 11 a.m.-until?, at Discount Land. Dinners include: BBQ Chicken, baked beans, pickles, roll, and potato chips. Cost is $5.

Club offering $1000 scholarship (deadline April 30)
The Laurel Civic Club is offering a $1000 scholarship. This scholarship is given in memory of Robert Ellis. This scholarship is to assist a student with strong community service. Graduating seniors that reside within the Laurel School district, but not necessarily attending Laurel High School are eligible. Applications are available at the Laurel High School, Sussex Tech High School, and the Laurel Public Library. Contact Freddie Brock at 875-3271 for additional information. Application Deadline is April 30.

Fundraiser for Binky Johnson May 8 - Help Sought
“Bingo For Binky” — A bingo basket party will be held for Binky Johnson, May 8, at the Laurel Fire Hall. Game time is 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Binky, who is recuperating from a hunting accident. If you would like to help sell tickets, offer basket contributions, cook desserts, or help that evening, please contact Marsha Murphy at 875-6155 or 875-2450.

Laurel Lioness Scholarship (Deadline May 1)
The Laurel Lioness Club is offering a $500 Scholarship to any Laurel High School senior who will be attending college following graduation. The club is also administrator for the Georgetta Jewel Hickman Memorial Scholarship which will be awarded in the amount of $250 to a female Laurel resident attending college to obtain a degree in the health care field. Guideline requirements for both scholarships are available at the Laurel High School office. Deadline is May 1.