Laurel Events
Thursday, November 25th. 1999
Library to celebrate holiday
The Laurel Public Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26, for Thanksgiving.

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.

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.

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 Steel, 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."

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.
Time capsule to be buried
The Laurel Historical Society will bury a time capsule during the July 4th, 2000 celebration. The location, which will be in the town, has yet to be determined. It is the intention of the society to have the capsule buried for 100 years.
The time capsule was donated to the society by the Short Funeral Homes Inc., 700 West St ., Laurel, through the help of Edward Hannigan, manager of the Laurel facility.
Everyone in the community is invited to place something within the capsule for the future residents of this community. The capsule is 36 inches long, 15 inches wide and 15 inches deep. Therefore, size restrictions will have to be made so everyone will be able to place something within the capsule. The society is asking that all items be flat and thoroughly documented, especially if the item is a photograph. In this way, our descendants will have an idea of what our town and its people looked like in 2000.
All items to be placed within the time capsule may be sent to Richard Hutchinson, chairman, at P.O. Box 350, Bethel, DE 19931.
The society will have the final decision on items to be included.

AARP offers driving program
A 55 Alive/Mature Driving Program for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 7 at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford.
The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely.
Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15-percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years.
For information and registration, call 628-4879. The cost is $8 per person.

Council to meet once in Dec.
The only scheduled mayor and council meeting for December will be Monday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. in the Chambers of Mayor and Council located in the municipal building on Poplar and Mechanic streets.