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
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.
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 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
Applications must be returned or postmarked by May 15 to qualify for
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