Laurel Events
Thursday, July 29. 1999
District to register children for kindergarten
The Laurel School District will hold kindergarten registration for children who will be 5 years old before Aug. 31 on Monday, Aug. 2, and Tuesday, Aug. 3. The office will be open at 7 a.m. until 12:30 and 1:30 to 4 p.m. on both days.
Parents will need to provide the child's birth certificate, immunization record and Social Security card. Children who are not yet registered should register at this time so that placement and transportation can be arranged. For details, call 875-6140.

40th District Democrats reorganize in time for 2000
Democrats of the 40th Representative District have reorganized in preparation for the upcoming election year 2000.
Elected district chairman was Carol Lewis. Secretary is Bea Wright and treasurer is Barbara Messick.
Vacant committee seats were filled with John Emory as committee man for the 7-40th, and Sarah Wootten as junior committee woman for the 5-40th.
The committee will sponsor a Country Hoe-Down talent show, Sunday, Sept. 19, at the American Legion home in Laurel from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Anyone interested in performing may call Bea Wright at 875-2674. Tickets are $12.

Mayor and town council to next meet Aug. 16
The Laurel mayor and council meeting scheduled for Monday, Aug. 2, has been cancelled. The next regular mayor and council meeting will be Monday, Aug. 16, beginning at 7 p.m. in the chambers of mayor and council located in the Municipal Building on Poplar and Mechanic streets.

Fire department is hosting community awareness nights
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Laurel Fire Department will host programs open to the public (8 years old and older). All programs will begin at 7 p.m. at the fire department, 10th Street, Laurel.
Programs planned for August include:
  • Aug. 4 - Household injuries and fire prevention Review. Children should bring a rough drawing of their homes.
  • Aug. 4 - Bleeding shock and wounds - 3 hours CEU available
  • Aug. 11 - EMS & You.
  • Aug. 11 - CVAs and fractures - 3 hours CEU available.
For more information contact Jay Myers or Jeff Hill at 875-5666.

Library seeking person to help set up computers
The Laurel Public Library needs help setting up three IBM-type computers for use by patrons. These computers would be dedicated to word processing and instructional software rather than Internet access. The library needs someone who is familiar with IBM computers to set these computers up, check them out, and install software. To volunteer, call library director Mary Huebner at 875-3184.

Cub Scouts plan chicken barbeque for July 31
Cub Scout Pack 90 of Laurel will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday, July 31, starting at 9 a.m., across from the Laurel Shell Station at US 13 and US 9, Laurel. Dinners will include a half chicken, roll and two side dishes. Sodas will be available. The dinners are $5 each.
This event is sponsored by Perdue Inc. and all proceeds will be used to purchase equipment and supplies for the pack. Advance tickets are on sale. For details, contact any Cub Scout or call Kim Lester at 875-3206 or Gordon Lytle, 875-2465.

Library to celebrate "Bernice Brittingham Day"
The Laurel Public Library will honor long-time children's librarian Bernice Brittingham with an open house Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2 to 4 p.m.
Brittingham worked with the children of Laurel for the last 15 years and in late March of this year, had to leave the library unexpectedly due to a heart attack. She has made a remarkable recovery.
This ceremony will be followed immediately by the awards ceremony for the children who participated in the summer reading program, "Dive Into Reading."

Park features hikes, canoe and pontoon boat tours
The Baldcypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, has several programs planned for July including hikes, canoe trip and pontoon boat tours. The park is located off Delaware 24, east of Laurel. Call 875-5163 to pre-register or for more information.
Pond-toon tours are held every Saturday, 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., and every Sunday, 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. The one-hour tour includes Trap Pond and the cypress swamp. Cost is $3 per adult and $1.50 for children 12 and under.
Earlybird pontoon tours are held every Thursday at 8 a.m. Cost is $3 per adult and $1.50 per child, ages 12 and under. Advance registration required.
Other regular programs include Nettable Treasures every Friday at 2 p.m., in which participants learn about aquatic creatures; On Golden Pond, Fridays, 6 p.m., a one-hour pontoon boat trip; and hayrides, Saturdays, 6 p.m., $3 per person.

Mime performance free, open to the public
Master Mime Mark Jaster, Rockville, Md., will perform Tuesday, Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. in the theater of the Arts & Science Center, Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown. The program is being offered for children in the Delaware Tech Leaps and Bounds school age child care program and is also free and open to the public.
Jaster studied mime with Etienne Decroux and later served as teaching assistant to Marcel Marceau. He has performed at the White House. The performance is sponsored by the Henlopen Theater Project through a grant from Greenwood Trust Co