On Friday, Oct. 31, from 7 till 8:30 p.m., there will be a Halloween party at the Legion Home at 12168 Laurel Road (Rt. 24) for children from the ages of one through 12. There will be costume judging for ages 0-3, 4-7, 7-9, and 10-12. There will be prizes awarded for each age group. There will also be games and lots of goodies (candy, cupcakes, brownies, etc.). Parents are encouraged to come out and participate with their children. This is being held by the Ladies Auxiliary Unit 19. They would also appreciate any help with the games and supervision of the children. So come as a family and have some good old fashion fun.
Halloween dance planned
There will be a teen Halloween dance at the Laurel Boys & Girls Club on Friday, Oct. 31, from 10 p.m. to midnight. Proceeds will benefit the Laurel High School band.
The cost is $3 and membership is not required. The dance is open to high school students only and no masks are allowed.
Classes to gather
The Laurel High School class of 1963 will hold a 40th class reunion Saturday, Nov. 29, at RJ Riverside restaurant in Laurel.
The Laurel High School class of 1993 is planning its 10-year class reunion for Saturday, Nov. 29, at the American Legion Home in Laurel.
Bell ringers needed
Volunteers are sought for the annual Good Samaritan aid organization Bell-Ringing fund-raiser.
Volunteers are needed to ring the bell at French’s Super Valu Dec. 1 through the 24. If you can give even an hour of your time call Jim Jestice at 875-7743.
Lions plan annual walk
The Laurel Lions Club will hold its 16th annual Pet Culver Memorial Walk on Sunday, Nov. 2. The event will take place at Trap Pond State Park. Registration is at 12:15 p.m. The walk will begin at 1 p.m.
The walk is a fundraiser sponsored by the Laurel Lions Club. The funds generated are used for the purchase of eye exams, eyeglasses, hearing aids and diabetic needs. This year the walk will be approximately 4 miles in length.
Trophies and medals will be given out for outstanding individual and team efforts. The Laurel Lions will host a picnic for the participants immediately following the walk.
All clubs or organizations with teams of five or more will receive a 50 percent rebate opportunity for groups to raise money for their treasuries and help the local community via the Laurel Lions Club.
For more information call Barry Munoz at 875-7408 (home) or 424-2611 (work).
Chances for race track ride
The Laurel Alumni ASsociation is selling chances to drive or ride in the Winston Cup, the Bush BN, or the Craftsman Trucks race on the High Banks at Dover International Speedway. Tickets are $1. Proceeds will go to the Laurel Alumni Association Alumni Scholarship Foundation. Tickets are available at: ED’s NASCAR, O’Neal Bros. and MCM Jewelers & Engravers.
A sports card show and auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Laurel Senior High School for the Laurel Alumni Association.
Contest will benefit library
A Star Search talent contest, sponsored by Laurel New Century Club, will be Nov. 8, at Centenary Methodist Church, Market Street, Laurel, at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 for show and dessert.
The first place winner will get $300 and the second place winner, $200. Entry forms are available from Suzanne Layton, 203 W. 6th St., Laurel, DE 19956, 875-7809. Entrance fee for contest is $10. A rehearsal date is set for Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Centenary Church basement.
Accompaniment music will be available if needed. Singers, dancers, comedians, magicians and others are welcome to compete. The benefit is for the Laurel Library Building Fund.
Lioness selling chances
The Laurel Lioness Club members are selling chances for “A Weekend in May” at the Atlantis Condominiums in Ocean City, Md. (excludes Springfest and Memorial Day Weekends). The winner will also receive $100 in cash. Tickets are $3 each or two for $5. Contact any Lioness member for chances.
Auxiliary to hold yard sale
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19 will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Post Home, 12168 Laurel Road, Laurel, (Rt. 24).
Safe driver course set
On Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 17 and 18, the AARP Delaware Safe Driver Course will be given at the Laurel Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For information or to register, call 875-9053.
Laurel Class of 1993
The Laurel High School class of 1993 is planning its 10-year class reunion for Saturday, Nov. 29, at the American Legion Home in Laurel. Invitations have been mailed, but the committee could not locate the following classmates: Jennifer Belong, Greg Bernal, Crystal Ferrell, Katina Fooks, Michael Greene, Sam Hastings, Chauncey Kellam, Kenneth LeCates, Martin LeCates, Tracy Matthews, Carlos Mitchell, Christina Morris, Bodny Olivince, Jason Pfeilmeier, Traymane Savage, Twana Stanley, Melody Thornton, Nikki Webb, Albert Wooteers, and Ami Zimmerman. Anyone with information on how to reach anyone listed may contact Michelle Rogers Moyer at 875-2563.
Trap Pond Events
Hayrides and Tours
Travel through the rustic beauty of the Trap Pond forest and pond side trail with your friends and family during November. Join us for a Trap Pond hayride or pontoon tour just for your groups!
Hayrides for up to 20 people are followed by a bonfire and roasting marshmallows. The one-hour pontoon tours can comfortably accommodate a group of 18. Call 875-5163 to make reservations for the fall. Cost: $60 for hayrides, $40 for pontoon tours.
Fall Foliage Pontoon Tour
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. - This is the perfect way to enjoy the crisp autumn afternoon, and to observe the first colors of fall as the cypress prepare to loose their leaves. We’ll tour the swamp and talk about why leaves turn colors, and how to identify trees by their fall colors. Pre-register by calling the nature center, 875-5163.
Tours meet at the boathouse, $3 per adult and $1.50 per child age 12 and under.
Autumn Accents Canoe Trail
Saturday, Nov. 1, 15, at 10 a.m. - Enjoy the natural beauty and quiet of Trussum Pond on these last voyages before the cypress shed their needles.
This beautiful paddle gives you time to reflect on the beauty of nature and to give thanks for each’s bounty during this thanksgiving season. Sumps and minor obstructions may be present, so some paddling experience is recommended, but not required.
Bring a beverage and wear clothing and shoes that can get wet. Pre-register by calling the nature center, 875-5163. Tours meet at the boathouse.