Laurel Events
Thursday, April 19th, 2001
Vendors sought for 7th Annual Independence Day Celebration in Laurel
The Laurel Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for food, craft, and art vendors for their Independence Day Celebration. The fee for food vendors is $100 ($50 for non-profit), craft vendors $50 (non-profits $35). The festival will take place Wednesday, July 4, 2001, along Central Avenue and Broadcreek. Beginning at 8 a.m., the events will continue through the day until fireworks at dusk. All interested vendors should contact the Laurel Chamber of Commerce - space is limited. For an application and further information call 302-875-9319 or write Laurel Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 696, Laurel, DE 19956. The Laurel Chamber of Commerce, Laurel, Del., sponsors this event.

Legion Scholarships
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19, Laurel, is giving two $500 scholarships to deserving seniors at Laurel High School. To request scholarship applications please call Sheila Littleton at 875-4354. Deadline for scholarship application requests is April 25.

Delmar Library Show
Calling all performers in celebration of the Centennial of the Delaware Division of Libraries, the Delmar Public Library will be hosting a series of Springtime events including "A Vaudeville Show" to be held at the library on Saturday, April 21, from 1-3 p.m. Each act should be from five to ten minutes long. Performers who can sing, dance, juggle or have other talents are encouraged. Comedians (or comedy teams) or those who wish to read 'light verse,' 'poetry' and other 'dramatic readings' are also desired. To be included in the show please call Mr. John Phillos or Mrs. Sandy Scott at the library (302) 846-9894 to discuss your act.

Class of 1986 reunion
The Laurel High School Class of 1986 is actively planning a 15-year reunion for July of this year. Anyone who has not been contacted, call Ginger (Nichols) Williams at 1-410-546-5283 or e-mail her at as soon as possible.

New Books at Laurel
The following new Adult books are at the Laurel Public Library: "The Program," by Stephen White; "Birds of Prey," by J.A. Jance; "Edge of Danger," by Jack Higgins; "Equivocal Death," by Amy Gutman; "The Kill Artist," by Daniel Silva; "Riley the Morning," by Sandra Brown; "Never Satisfied: How and why men cheat," by Michael Baisden; "Hour Before Daylight: Memories of my rural boyhood," by Jimmy Carter; "Summer Island," by Kristin Hannah; "The Villa," by Nora Roberts.

Spring Festival April 21
Shiloh Community Church, Laurel, will host a Yard Sale on April 21, from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Food available will include: oyster sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, and bake goods by our youth; and much more.

Legion Casino Night
The Laurel American Legion located on Rt. 24, Laurel, will host a Casino Night on April 28 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Refreshments will be available including oyster fritters and draft beer, as well as other goodies. Admission is $5. Must be 21 years old.

Annual Spring Festival
Epworth Christian School in Laurel, is hosting its 4th Annual Spring Festival on Saturday, May 5, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day begins with a 200-family in-door yard sale at 7 a.m. Scrapple sandwiches and bake sale items will be available for early shoppers. An auction takes center stage at 10 a.m. Collectibles, goods, and services will all be sold to the highest bidder. There will also be a silent auction featuring theme baskets that each ECS class has assembled and put up for auction. Basket themes include: Picnic, Cooking, Candles, Family Fun Night, Cook it Quick, and Sports. Children's games and entertainment begin at 10 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. The petting zoo will be a popular spot; carriage rides and horse rides will also be available. The Southern Delaware School of the Arts Juggling Team will perform at 11 a.m. and the State Police Helicopter flies in at 2 p.m. A chicken barbecue platter is available for $5 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Advance tickets are necessary and are available through the school office (302) 875-4488. For those who miss the advance ticket sales, there will be crab cakes, hot dogs, funnel cakes, snow cones and more. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Epworth Christian School, now in its 22nd year of ministry to children Pre-school through 12th grade. The festival will take place rain or shine. For more information and directions, please call the school office at (302) 875-4488.

Laurel leaf collection
The Town of Laurel is announcing a leaf and limb collection day for Monday, May 7. Residents are being asked to please clean the leaves from their curb area and to place them in plastic bags. Limbs should be bundled in four-foot lengths. Leaves and limbs must be placed at the curb no later than 8 a.m. No other materials will be picked up. Should there be any questions, call the Laurel Town Office at 875-2277.

Laurel Prom May 12
The Laurel Senior High School Prom will be held on May 12.The Grand-March begins at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium. Students should arrive at the High School by 5 p.m. The doors will open for ticket holders only at 4:30 p.m. and at 5 for the general public. Tickets cost $2. The Prom will be held at Dove Point in Salisbury at 7 p.m. Students must be there by 7:30 p.m. or they will not be allowed to enter