Laurel Events
Thursday, December 7th, 2000
Christmas lighting contest
The Laurel Chamber of Commerce is holding a Christmas decorating contest. Judging will be Thursday, Dec. 21. Winners will be announced in the Dec. 28 issue of the Laurel Star. All homes and businesses within the town limits will be judged. Anyone outside the town limits within the Laurel school district may participate by submitting information to the chamber by Monday, Dec. 18. Call 875-9319. Winners will be recognized at the january meeting of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce.

Laurel Christmas Parade
The Laurel Fire Department and Laurel Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Laurel's Annual Christmas Parade. The Parade will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. It will begin on Evergreen Drive and proceed to North Central Avenue. The rain date is Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. The theme is "A Children's Christmas." Trophies will be presented for Scouting, Commercial, Civic, Church, Animal, Youth and Fire Department Entries.

Christmas party & dance
Peninsula Bluegrass Intl. presents an Old fashioned Country Christmas Party and Dance on Friday, Dec. 8, at the American Legion, Post 19, Laurel, from 7 p.m. till midnight. From 7-7:30 p.m., Happy Hour, complimentary chili and hors-d'oeuvres will be available. Bring an unwrapped toy for 'Toys for Tots' to put under the tree, if you choose. The PBI Christmas Chorus will entertain with great classics. From 7:30-9 p.m. Bluegrass with The Sycamore Boys. From 9:30 p.m.-Midnight, traditional Country Music by Bunky Eye. This is real country. Tickets are $14 single or $25 a couple, and can be purchased from American Legion on Del. 24, or the Print Shack, Inc., 100 Brickyard Road, Seaford, or call Gene Turner, 398-3878. Only 200 tickets will be sold.

Books for sale at library
Just a reminder that Laurel Library has more copies available of "The Down State Cookbook" published by The Laurel New Century Club for $7.50 and "Where buyer and seller meet: sixty years of the Laurel Auction Market 1940 to 2000" by Ed Kee for $5. Both books are great Christmas gift ideas for people who enjoy learning about our local customs and history.

Lunch at the Laurel Library
The Youth services area of the Laurel Public Library is sponsoring a series of programs for elementary age home-school children, "Lunch at the Library." Students are asked to bring a bag lunch and a drink to the library on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. After lunch a guest, experienced in working with youth, will come to the library to provide an educational presentation for the students. On Dec. 13 - Gail Bruce, Event Coordinator, Michael's Arts & Crafts, making a "Toy for a Tot" to donate to the Good Samaritan Organization for its Christmas giving. In order to prepare the library well and to have enough supplies, Jane Stuchell, Youth Services Librarian, is asking parents to register their Children. Call 875-3184.