A president has been elected! Yes, Bond Mill Elementary students have exercised their democratic right to vote. The newly elected Student Council president is Haley Zack; vice president, Kayla Hendershott; secretary, Sarah Webb; and treasurer, Madison Endres. Girl power! Congratulations to all the Bond Mill Elementary's candidates.

Two tiny little affenpinschers took two privately owned planes from North Carolina, bound for New Jersey, and ended up here in West Laurel with Leigh Wiltison and Mike Combs. The couple has been fostering these two sweet little dogs through the Affenpinscher Club of America since Oct. 21. Adopting a dog or cat that desperately needs a home is a calling. If you would like more information, call Leigh Wiltison at 301- 642-4639 or email at animalslaw@aim.com.

The Bond Mill Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bond Mill Elementary on Sherwood Avenue. There will be dozens of vendors who will come prepared with all kinds of creative and practical wares. Have a Krispy Kreme doughnut, have lunch and buy some homemade baked goods at the famous bake sale. Take your little ones, 5 to 10 years old, to Santa's Secret Shop to buy inexpensive family gifts. I never miss; see you there.

Tom's Reindeer Run will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. at the West Laurel Community Building on Brooklyn Bridge Road. The annual race is held in memory of Tom Linsenmeyer and benefits Sarah's House at Fort Meade. To register for the race, go to http://www.tomsreindeerrun.org or call John Linsenmeyer at 443-896-7561. Join Gini Linsenmeyer and the Linsenmeyer family and friends as they celebrate Tom's loving spirit and get the holidays off on the right hoof.


"Like" Laurel Leader's Facebook page

The Woman's Club of Laurel's Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Woman's Club of Laurel's clubhouse at 384 Main St. It's time to make your reservation. Grandparents or godparents, moms and dads, aunts and uncles: this is your opportunity to have breakfast and then visit with Santa in holiday style. Pancakes, sausage, orange juice (coffee or tea for adults), all prepared by the ladies in the Woman's Club of Laurel, along with great raffles and an opportunity to get your own pictures with Santa, make this morning very special. Seatings are at 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. The cost is $6 and $3 for children under 12 years old. Reservations are required; call 301-490-8053.

The Chesapeake Math and IT Academy in Laurel has been nominated for a $50,000 grant through Clorox. The school hopes to use these funds toward building a gym that is badly needed. First, the school needs to win. If you would like to help, go to powerabrightfuture.clorox.com view nominees, and search "Laurel." You can also send a text message to the number 95248. You will be able to cast a vote for the academy daily through Dec. 12. You can also text your vote daily. Support the school on Sweitzer Lane and start voting.