Laurel Events
Thursday, November 18th. 1999
Library 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 thereafter.

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 Years."

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.
Calendar 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 for students.

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 fund.
Features will include door prizes and an on-site photographer.
Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, call 628-1392, 629-0481 or 629-9722.

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.