Time capsule to be sunk here next Friday – still room!

By: 
David Keyes
Laurel Outlook publisher

The Rotary Club is about to make history and you are invited.
If you have been reading this space for the past few months, you already know the Laurel Rotarians are going to sink a time capsule.
The brief ceremony will take place next Friday, July 21, at the small Kiwanis park just east of Fastlane on Laurel’s Main Street at 2 p.m.
The idea of the time capsule came as a result of work by the club to erect Welcome to Laurel signs. Club members thought it would be fun to share what life is like here and now with the Rotarians who will open the capsule a century from now.
The Rotary Club has invited representatives of the local civic organizations who assisted in the Welcome to Laurel signs:

• Laurel Chamber of Commerce
• Laurel Jaycees
• Laurel Lions
• Laurel Airport Authority

Rotary members Dean Rankin, Matt Wheeler and Skip King spearheaded the sign and time capsule project. The city of Laurel, CHS and others also helped to secure property and helped erect the signs.
The signs look great and will soon be located at five entrances to Laurel.
The time capsule continues to draw passengers and now has letters from several local residents, including a local eighth grader to go with many soon-to-be artifacts.
Next week the Laurel Outlook will publish an edition we are calling the Time Capsule Special Edition.
We invited businesses to be a part of a Business By The Year Directory. Nearly 50 businesses participated. There will be several columns and stories designed to explain life today to those in the future.
We are also inviting you to be a part of this by writing a letter to the next century. Send in notes to: publisher@laureloutlook.com. Nearly all of the written notes have been scanned and put onto flash drives. There is still a running joke at Rotary about what our future selves will think when they can’t figure out what a flash drive is…
We will have a photographer at the event next Friday and the chip from the camera will be included in the time capsule.
This is your last chance to get something inside the capsule and one of the last reminders to show up next Friday.

David Keyes is the publisher of the Laurel Outlook.

Upcoming Events

Monday, June 17, 2019
Corinthian Lodge No. 72, AF&AM, first & third Monday, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple, Laurel Masonic Temple, 9900 Airport Road (except July-August)
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., check www.laurelexchangeclub.org for more info. Find them on Facebook www.facebook.com/laurelexchangeclub . Email them to find out meeting time and to join: clubinfo@laurelexchangeclub.org The club will have a meeting or volunteer activity. Meeting location is Sid's East Side Bar & Grill on first and third Wednesdays of each month. Members and guests eat free.  Volunteer activity on the second Wednesday of each month. Check their facebook page for updates.  Every fourth Wednesday is for a club social activity. 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Eagles Hall, 313 W. Main, 628-4503

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