Laurel Events
Thursday, April 26th, 2001
Trash days stay the same
The town of Laurel's trash service days are as they have been in the past: On the east side of town, trash pickup is on Tuesdays. On the west side of town it is on Fridays. Contact the Laurel Town Office at 875-2277 with any questions.

Legion to host Casino Night
The Laurel American Legion located on Delaware 24, Laurel, will host a Casino Night Saturday, April 28, from 7 p.m. to midnight. Refreshments will be available, including oyster fritters and draft beer. Admission is $5. Participants must be at least 21 years old.

Library to have art work
The Delmarva Decorative Artists is a regional affiliated chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters. They share a common interest in the decorative arts. Their work will be on display at the Laurel Library during May. The group meets once a month in Rehoboth or Dover, on either the fourth Wednesday or Saturday of the month. The society now has more than 27,000 members world-wide with regional chapters in every state. For details, call Berta Copeland at 629-7077 or Lucy Lutz at 875-2328.

Multi-family yard sale set
On Saturday, May 5, at the Laurel Fire Hall, 10th Street, Laurel, a multi-family yard sale will be held beginning at 7 a.m. Cost is $5 per table (first come, first served). Set-up is at 6:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Laurel Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. A car wash will be held beginning at 8 a.m. Donations to that will benefit the Laurel Fire Department.

Town to collect yard refuse
The town of Laurel will have leaf and limb collection day Monday, May 7. Residents should clean the leaves from their curbs and place them in plastic bags. Limbs should be bundled in 4-foot lengths. Leaves and limbs must be placed at the curb before 8 a.m. No other materials will be picked up. For details, call the Laurel Town Office at 875-2277.

Children's programs at library
Family Story Hour will be held at the Laurel Public Library on Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. This year's Summer Reading Program will begin in June. Children and teens will be invited to participate in programs, including excellent adventures at the library for kids and nightlife at the library for teens. Call 875-3184 for more information.

Library to host kid's program
On Monday, May 7, 4 to 6 p.m., the Laurel Public Library will welcome children 5 and older for a "Mother's Day Make and Take Craft" session.

Vendors sought for July 4th
The Laurel Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for food, craft and art vendors for the Independence Day Celebration. The fee for food vendors is $100 ($50 for non-profit) and for craft vendors, $50 (non-profits $35). The festival will take place Wednesday, July 4, along Central Avenue and Broad Creek Beginning at 8 a.m. The events will continue through the day until fireworks at dusk. For an application and further information call 302-875-9319 or write to the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 696, Laurel, DE 19956. The chamber sponsors this event.

Prom to be May 12
The Laurel Senior High School prom will be Saturday, 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 dance will be held at Dove Point in Salisbury, beginning at 7 p.m. Students must be there by 7:30 p.m. or they will not be allowed to enter

Jones to speak in Seaford
Kendal Jones, Laurel, will speak at a meeting of the Seaford Historical Society Thursday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Seaford Museum on New Street. He will present some 70 Seaford photographs that he has salvaged from the Waller Studio glass plates and gelatin slides. The Waller Studio operated in Laurel from 1897 to 1970. When the Waller estate was being settled, Mark Farrelly, a Laurel teacher who had a photography studio to supplement his income, purchased the plates and slides. His idea was to develop the negatives and produce prints to sell. The immensity of the volume was overwhelming and in 1984 he decided he simply could not handle the project. He gave the entire collection to the Laurel Historical Society. Jones worked with the glass plates first and is now cleaning the gelatin proofs, organizing all with master lists and numbers. To date he has set up 5,000 folders and each folder may contain many photos of the same event. He has supplied the towns of Smyrna and Harrington with historic photos that they have used in promotional brochures. Except for 15 years in college, military service and some time in Seaford, Jones has lived all of his life in his native Laurel. Jones served as business manager for Seaford Schools, resigning in 1984, and retired as business manager for Laurel Schools in 1996. His offering prints for sale have enabled the Laurel Historical Society to build a collection of prints of their own. The public is invited to the program on May 10. There is no admission charge. For information call Jones at 875-5678.