Car wash, bake sale set
Laurel Pop Warner League will host a free car wash and bake sale Sunday, Sept. 10,
noon to 4 p.m, (rain date Sunday, Sept. 17), in the Game Zone parking lot, Central
Donations will be accepted.
Library closed for evening
The Laurel Library will close on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. and will reopen
Wednesday Sept. 13, at 10 a.m.
'Music in the Park' continues
The summer program 'Music in the Park' sponsored by the Laurel Lions Club has been
extended into fall. On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Rob Carroll from Cambridge, Md., will
perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Laurel Park bandstand. Admission is free.
Participants are welcome to bring chairs or blankets.
Library to host craft demos
Woodburning, glass designing, and quilting will be demonstrated by three local
artisans this fall at the Laurel Public Library. On Saturday, Sept. 16, Freddie
Elliott will offer a program on the "how-to" of woodburning as an art form.
Stained glass techniques will be presented by Eleanor Stacy on Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Wrapping up the series on Saturday, Nov. 4, will be Virginia "Mike" Barton
explaining the traditional art of quilting in today's world.
All programs will start at 1 p.m. and last about an hour. For further information
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
¥ 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
¥ 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