to celebrate holiday
The Laurel Public Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov.
25 and 26 for Thanksgiving.
Old yearbooks on sale
Laurel High School has an assortment of old yearbooks that can be
purchased. The assortment includes yearbooks from 1985, 1990, 1991,
1993, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999. The prices vary.
Contact Karen Beck, 875-6120, for more details.
Parade entries due Dec. 6
The Laurel Fire Department and Laurel Chamber of Commerce will sponsor
Laurel's annual Christmas parade. The parade will be held on Friday,
Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. It will begin on Evergreen Drive and proceed to
the lot across from the Laurel Nazarene Church.
The rain date will be Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.
The theme of this year's parade will be "Winter Wonderland." Trophies
will be presented for Scouting, Commercial, Civic, Church, Animal,
Youth and Fire Department entries.
Entry may be made by completing one of the entry forms which have
been placed in the Laurel Library.
Cutoff for entries will be Monday, Dec. 6. No entries will be accepted
Library plans book signings
On Thursday, Dec. 16, the Laurel Public Library will host a book signing
with five local authors. Ed Dee, Dr. William Williams, Nancy Steele,
Larry Points and David Elliott will all be on hand to autograph copies
of their books.
Dee is the author of "Nightbird" (1999) and "Little Boy Blue. Williams
wrote "Delaware-The First State" (1999) and Steele wrote "The Beaches
of Delaware and Historic Sussex County." Points is the author of "Assateague:
the Island of the Wild Ponies" and Elliott wrote "Tales from the Traveling
Fiction's homeless come to life
"Comfort Me With Apples,"an original dramatic portrayal of homeless
characters throughout literature, will be presented at the Laurel
Public Library Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.
The play is a two-act presentation featuring six homeless characters
who are based on the works T.S. Eliot, Zora Neale Hurston, Flannery
O'Connor and Maya Angelou. Scholar-performer Betty Jean Steinhouer
brings to life six people who will share their life stories and tell
how homelessness has affected them. Admission is free, but donations
of canned and dry food will be accepted to be distributed to shelters.
Water quality report ready
The town of Laurel has prepared its annual drinking water quality
report for Jan. 1, 1998, to Dec. 31, 1998. The report includes basic
information on the town's source water, the levels of any detected
contaminants and compliance with drinking water rules. Copies of the
report may be obtained at the town office on the corner of Poplar
and Mechanic streets, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
is on sale
The Laurel Historical Society's 2000 calendar featuring photos from
the Waller collection of early 20th-century Laurel scenes is available
at the Laurel Trading Post, RJ Riverside restaurant, Maxines Hair
Happenings, Travel Perks, Insurance Market, Town Hall, Walt's Barber
Shop, Wilmington Trust, Bank of Delmarva and Delaware National Bank.
The cost is $8.
Mail orders may be sent to Laurel Historical Society, P.O. Box 102,
Laurel, DE 19956, with a check for $9.50 which covers shipping.
Park to look at ag industry
Trap Pond State Park, located on Delaware 24 east of Laurel, has planned
the following programs:
Sweet Potato Tales - Sunday, Nov. 21, 1 p.m. Laurel and Seaford
were once important areas in the sweet potato industry. Participants
will learn the history of the farms and sample some products that
are made from sweet potatoes.
Plenty O' Fun Hayride, Sunday, Nov. 21, 3 p.m. Cost is $3 per
person. Pre-registration is required. For details, call 875-5163.
SCA to present play
Seaford Christian Academy's fall semester production of "Play On,"
a comedy by Rick Abbot and directed by Danielle Hofstetter, will be
presented Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20, at 7:30 p.m.
When Phyllis Montague decides to have her original play performed,
the actors and the director don't know what hurdles await them. Actors
blunder through their last few rehearsals of "Murder Most Foul," the
ending of which not even the playwright knows.
The doors open Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
Tickets will be on sale at the door. Cost is $5 for adults and $3
Church to hold fund raiser
Mt. Calvary AME Church, Concord, will hold a "Night of Elegance" Saturday,
Dec. 4, 5 p.m., at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, Seaford,
for people 16 and older. Proceeds will benefit the church's building
Features will include door prizes and an on-site photographer.
Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, call 628-1392, 629-0481
Learn to Read-Aloud
A Read-Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday,
Nov. 23, at 1 p.m., in the Seaford Public Library, Seaford.
Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.
Call 856-2527 for further information.
Holiday trash schedule set
The town of Laurel trash collection for the Thanksgiving holiday on
the west side of town will be Friday, Nov. 26.