Laurel Events
Thursday, September 16th. 1999
Mayor and council will meet
The Laurel mayor and council meeting scheduled for Monday, Sept. 6, was cancelled. The next regular meeting will be Monday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building on Poplar and Mechanic streets.

Club’s driving course set
The Laurel Lioness Club will sponsor an advanced defensive driving course on Thursday, Sept. 23. The class will be held at Centenary Church in Laurel from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost will be $17 per person.
The session will be conducted by the Delaware Safety Council. To sign up, call 875-2891 or 875-2452.

Garden club to meet Sept. 19
Laurel Garden Club will begin its fourth year with a meeting at St. Philip’s Church on Sunday, Sept. 19. The meeting will begin at 1:45 p.m. with a social time to greet one another and prospective new members. Refreshments will be served. This will be followed by a short business meeting and the opportunity to make a fall decoration. There will be a small charge for the decoration supplies. Anyone interested in joining the garden club is invited to attend this meeting. For more information call 875-0787.

Laurel to flush hydrants
The town of Laurel will flush fire hydrants on Monday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. It is recommended that automatic washers not be used during the flushing. If there is any discoloration of water, taps should be turned on until the water clears.

Homecoming will be Oct. 8
The Laurel Homecoming Parade will be Oct. 8. Registration forms, available at Laurel High School, must be turned in no later than Sept. 30. All participants will be responsible for transportation through parade. Late entries will not be allowed to participate.

Story time planned at library
The Laurel Library is beginning its fall season of programs for children.
Story hour for pre-school children, ages 3-5, began Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 10:30 a.m. and will continue every Tuesday morning into December. As each holiday approaches, the story hours will focus on that holiday with books, music and art projects.
For older children and families, the library will host two programs in September. On Monday evening, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m., Odette Wright of the Nanticoke Indian tribe will be at the library. Her program will include history, music, clothing and artifacts of the Nanticokes.
The second program for older children and adults will be presented on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. by Jenna Luckenbaugh, park interpreter for Trap Pond State Park. Luckenbaugh’s presentation will demonstrate the balance of life in Trap Pond, and she will bring some of the wild inhabitants for the children to see.
“Monday Afternoon at the Movies” will be held at the library on Monday, Sept. 27, when school is out for the day. Call Jane Stuchell, youth services librarian, at 875-3184, for times and age groups. All programs are free of charge and open to the public.
The library will be closed Thursday, Sept. 23 for staff development day.

Park friends to meet Sept. 22
The Friends of Trap Pond State Park will host an open house and brief meeting on Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Baldcypress Nature Center, which is located in the main picnic area of the park. The public is invited. For additional information, contact the park office at 875-5153.

Basket bingo set for Sept. 25 On Sept. 25, at 2 p.m., a basket bingo party and social will be held at the St. John AME Zion Church hall. Club 90 and Leroy West will sponsor the event.

Laureltowne seeking vendors
Vendors are needed for Laureltowne Harvest Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Fee to participate is $15. For more information contact Debra Mitchell, 875-8500. The sponsor is the Laureltowne Merchants Association.

Lioness projects planned
Laurel Lioness Club met Thursday, Sept. 2. The meeting was conducted by newly elected president Joyce Morris. The club’s fall projects will be its annual cooked turkey raffle and nut sale. The evening concluded with entertainment by club members Suzanne Lynch, Frances Taylor and Everett Hart. The next meeting will be Oct. 7.