Laurel Events
Thursday, August 31st, 2000
Class of 1990 plans reunion
The Laurel High School Class of 1990 is planning its 10-year class reunion to be held in November 2000. Organizers are trying to contact all classmates. Anyone who has not been contacted or who knows someone who may not have been contacted may call Alison Hastings at 875-2166 or Kelly Layton at 875-4029.

Cookbooks still available
The Laurel Public Library still has copies of The Down State Cookbook available. The book is a collection of tried recipes contributed by various Laurel housekeepers. It was originally published by the Laurel New Century Club in 1909. The cookbooks sell for $7.50 each. Call 875-3184 to reserve a copy. Proceeds of the sale benefits the Laurel Library.

Kee to sign his book
Ed Kee, author of "Where Buyer and Seller Meet - Sixty Years of the Laurel Auction Market: 1940-2000," will be signing copies of his book at the Laurel Public Library on Aug. 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost of the book is $5.
Kee is an extension vegetable crops specialist with the University of Delaware. The book is published in cooperation with the the Southern Delaware Truck Growers Association Inc. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Laurel Historical Society.

Lee at Pig Picking Sept. 9
Rep. "Biff" Lee's 13th annual pig picking fund-raiser will be Saturday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Laurel Fire House on 10th Street. Cost is $12. Call Charlotte Givens, 875-7450, for more information.

Cheerleading meeting set
Any Laurel High School student who plans to try out for the LHS varsity cheerleading squad must attend a meeting on Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. in the LHS auditorium. Copies of physicals dated after June 1, 2000, will be required on that day. Physical forms can be picked up in the LHS office.

Ruritan Club to sell chicken
The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a chicken barbeque on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at O'Neal's Antiques, US 13, Laurel. Cost is $4.50 per dinner.
Rain date will be Monday, Sept. 4. Proceeds will benefit local charities.

Class of 1956 plans reunion
The Laurel Class of 1956 will hold its 45th reunion, June 17, 2001, at the Laurel American Legion Home. Although final plans have not been completed, the social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by pictures being taken at 6:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner at 7 p.m.
Anyone interested in working with the reunion committee may contact Frank B. Calio at 302-875-3770. Meetings will begin in January.
Class of 1980 to meet Oct. 7
The Laurel High School class of 1980 is holding a 20-year class reunion on Oct. 7, at the American Legion Home. For details, contact Jan Otwell at 875-2743.

Library to be closed Sept. 4
The Laurel Public Library will be closed Monday, Sept 4, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Class of 1980 plans reunion
The Laurel High School class of 1980 is holding its 20-year class reunion on Oct. 7, at the American Legion Home. Anyone who graduated with this class and did not receive information may contact Jan Otwell at 875-2743.

Park plans seasonal programs
Trap Pond State Park, east of Laurel, sponsors several regular programs. For further information about any of the following, call 875-5163.

Swingin' Seniors, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Senior citizens are invited to begin the day with a history hike. Group leaders will share stories of Trap Pond's history and folklore, as participants journey around its boundaries. Fresh juice or fruit prior to each hike; grandchildren are welcome.

Pond Adventures, Fridays, 2 p.m.
Don't let the "No Swimming" signs fool you. Just about every kid loves to get wet and dirty, and Trap Pond can still be the place to do it. Participants in this program will use seine nets, dip nets, buckets and hands to explore life in the pond. Old shoes and clothing that can get wet are recommended.

Hayride Hoopla, Saturdays, 6 p.m.
During the old-fashioned hayride, participants will get a chance to explore the park by evening's light. Watermelon will be served following the ride. Each trip is limited to 20. Signups are at the campground fee booth. Cost is $3 per person.

Golden Hues of Sunset, Fridays through Sept. 1, 6 p.m.
Cost for the canoe tour of the evening pond is $3 per adult and $1.50 per child 12 and under.

Continental Cruise, Saturdays through Sept. 2, 10 a.m.
Continental breakfast is served before the morning canoe tour of the pond. Cost is $5 per adult and $3 per child 12 and under.

Pontoon Tours
To register for pontoon programs, contact the nature center or sign up at the boathouse prior to the program. Space is limited to 18 per trip, or depending on the water level.
Tours are planned for Saturdays through Sept. 2, 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Sundays through Sept. 3, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Cost is $3 per adult and $1.50 per child 12 and under.