are still available
The Laurel Lioness Club is still selling 1-pound bags of pecans and
black walnuts. Each bag costs $7.50. To place an order, call Lioness
Brenda Rubino at 875-0801 or contact any Lioness member.
Calendars on sale
The Laurel Historical Society has published a 2000 calendar featuring
photos from the Waller collection of early 20th-century Laurel scenes.
The calendar is available at the following locations: Laurel Trading
Post, RJ's 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 to cover shipping.
LFVD selling collectibles
The Laurel Fire Department is selling collectibles in commemoration
of its 100th anniversary. Items include a Hometown Collectible firehouse,
$15 each; First Gear Helmet banks, $15 each, or 2 for $25; Laurel
Fire Department history books, $10 each; and gift plates, $28.
Items are available at the fire station between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
or by contacting Mike Lowe, 739-4773, or Jay Hill, 875-7461.
Old Yearbooks on sale
Laurel High School has an assortment of old yearbooks available for
purchase. There are yearbooks from 1985, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997,
1998 and 1999 on sale. The prices vary depending on the year. Contact
Karen Beck at Laurel High School, 875-6120, for more details.
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
capsule to be buried
The Laurel Historical Society will bury a time capsule during the
July 4, 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., Laurel, through the help
of Edward Hannigan, manager of the Laurel facility.
Everyone in the community is invited to place something within the
capsule. The capsule is 36 inches long, 15 inches wide and 15 inches
The society is asking that all items be flat and thoroughly documented,
especially if the item is a photograph. Items may be sent to Richard
Hutchinson, P.O. Box 350, Bethel, DE 19931. The society will have
the final decision on items to be included.
Parade set for Dec. 10
Once again the Laurel Fire Department and Laurel Chamber of Commerce
will sponsor Laurel's annual Christmas parade. The parade will be
Friday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. and will begin on Evergreen Drive, next
to French's Food Rite. It will proceed to the lot across from the
Laurel Nazarene Church. The rain date will be Saturday, Dec. 11, at
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.
Teddy bears on display
The Laurel Library is hosting a teddy bears display through December.
The bears are provided by Sharron & Allen Shulder.
The library will be closed on Friday, Dec. 17, at noon for Staff Recognition
Day. It will also be closed Friday, Dec. 24, Saturday, Dec. 25, Friday,
Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1.
Garden Club to meet
The Laurel Garden Club will hold a Christmas party for members and
guests at RJ's Riverside restaurant on Dec. 12.