Laurel Events
Thursday, August 5. 1999
Reunion of James/Miller family set for Aug. 14
The 15th reunion of the Samuel James and Elizabeth Ellen Miller family will be Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Laurel Wesleyan Church fellowship hall at noon. Dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m.
Each family is requested to bring a meat, and a vegetable or salad dish.

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. 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 board to discuss changes in its bylaws
The board of the Friends of the Laurel Library will meet Thursday, Aug. 12, 3:30 p.m. in the library’s downstairs meeting room. The agenda will include discussion of final goals for this fiscal year and a review of proposed changes to the organization’s bylaws.

Park features hikes, canoe and pontoon boat tours
The Baldcypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, has several programs planned for August including hikes, canoe trips and pontoon boat tours. The park is located off Delaware 24, east of Laurel. Call 875-5163 to pre-register or for more information.
Pontoon 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 is 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.

Library to host dance version of ‘The Little Mermaid’
The Laurel Library will host a presentations of "The Little Mermaid" by the Rorshak Dance Company Thursday, Aug. 5, 2 to 3 p.m., presented by Rorshak Dance Company. Children 3 and older are welcome.

African American Festival planned for this weekend
The fifth annual African American Festival will be held on Aug. 7 and 8, from 1 to 8 p.m. on both days, at Collins Avenue Park, Seaford.
The two days of celebration will feature games, storytelling, dancers, singing, reunions, vendors, basketball tournaments and entertainment, which includes drill teams, a step show, gospel groups and live bands.
For more information contact the Future Program, 337-8230 or 628-1908.