Laurel Events
Thursday, April 27th, 2000
 
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.

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.

Park plans spring programs
The Baldcypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, will host the following programs:
• Birding By Boat, Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. A one-hour cruise in search of rare warblers and wading birds.
Pre-registration is required. Cost is $3 per adult, $1.50 per child 12 and under.
• Creatures of the Pond, Saturday, April 29, 1 p.m. Participants will use a plankton tow on the park's pontoon boat to scoop up plankton. Then they will capture even more marine life with a seine net.
Pre-registration is required.
Call 875-5163 for details.

Class of '60 plans reunion
The Laurel High School Class of 1960 is planning its 40th reunion, Saturday, June 24, at the Laurel American Legion Home. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., class picture at 6:30 p.m., and dinner at 7 p.m. The cost of the buffet dinner is $17 per person, and class pictures are $10 each. A tour of the old high school will begin at 1 p.m. the day of the reunion.
Organizers need help in locating Gayle Hyland. Anyone who has any information concerning her whereabouts may contact Carolyn Calio at 875-3770.

Dessert card party planned
Laurel New Century Club will host a dessert card party Monday, May 1, 1 p.m. till 4 p.m., at Centenary Church Fellowship Hall. Participants can make up their own tables. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be handed out. Cost is $5 per person.

Civic Club offers scholarship
The Laurel Civic Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is to assist a student with a background of strong community service. Graduating seniors residing 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 Richard Elliott 875-7257 for additional information.
Application deadline is May 1.

Special trash pickup set
The town of Laurel will pick up leaves and tree limbs Monday, May 8. Residents are asked to clean the leaves from their curb area and place them in plastic bags. Limbs should be bundled in 4-foot lengths. Debris must be placed at the curb no later than 8 a.m. No materials other than leaves and tree limbs will be picked up. For details, call the Laurel town office at 875-2277.
Prom set for May 13
Laurel High School will hold its prom Saturday, May 13. The grand march starts at 6 p.m. at Laurel High School. Cost is $2 per person, payable at the door. Parents will be admitted free with a ticket.
The prom begins at 7 p.m. at the the Laurel Fire Hall. Cost is $25 per couple, $15 single. Call 875-6120 for more information.

Wrestling boosters formed
A Laurel Wrestling Boosters Club is being started to help support the Laurel school wrestling program. Membership is $5 per person. The club welcomes donations and will hold several fund-raisers throughout the year.
The boosters club will meet Sunday, April 30, 7 p.m. at the home of Jeff and Jan Allen. For details, contact Jeff Allen at 875-2550, Bill or Jan Otwell at 875-2743 or Bill Gaull at 875-5740.
Donations may be sent to Laurel Wrestling Boosters, Rt. 3, Box 359D, Laurel, DE 19956, attn. Bill Gaull.

Ministerium offers scholarships
The Laurel Ministerium is offering college scholarships. Scholarship applications will be available after May 1 from area pastors and school guidance counselors. Requests for applications may also be sent to Laurel Ministerium Scholarships, 1010 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956.
Applications must be returned or postmarked by May 15 to qualify for consideration.

A look at colonial Delaware
The Laurel Public Library will present "Ordinary Life in Colonial Delaware," as part of Delaware Archaeology Month, on Wednesday, May 10, at 2 p.m. The speaker will be John Bedell Ph.D., archaeologist with Louis Berger and Associates Inc.
This program, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Delaware Archaeology Forum.

Park plans summer camps
Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, will hold several day camps this summer:
• Freshwater Minnows Camp, Monday, July 10, through Friday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children ages 8-10 will enjoy learning about aquatic habitats at the park. Campers will conduct a pond study, explore freshwater wetlands and examine swamp ecology. Cost is $100 per child.
• Naturals in Nature Camp, Monday, July 24, through Friday, July 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campers ages 10-12 will discover the array of plant, aquatic and terrestrial environments within Sussex County. Cost is $100 per child.
Registration deadline for both camps is June 15. Call 875-5163 for details.