Support the 150th

Become a SponsorMake a DonationBuy a BrickBrand Your EventVolunteer

In 2020, the City of Laurel will mark the 150-year anniversary (sesquicentennial) of our incorporation. We are planning a very special year-long celebration for the City of Laurel and are asking YOU to be part of it.

Community groups and individual citizens are already planning and coordinating monthly events that will celebrate and commemorate this important milestone. These will include (but certainly not be limited to) a 150th Anniversary Gala, community walks/runs, commemorative materials, exhibits, and special celebrations as well as our traditional Fourth of July events and Main Street Festival, to name just a few. September 26, Celebrate Laurel Today!, our all-day community birthday bash, will celebrate the diversity, thriving neighborhoods, innovative businesses and community spirit of today’s Laurel. Although the City of Laurel has budgeted some money for the 150th anniversary celebration, we must raise significant funds to ensure that activities such as the “Celebrate Laurel Today” event are successful. That’s where you come in, and why we need your support.

We have enclosed information on the specific ways you can support the 150th Anniversary Celebration.  As you plan your 2020 community involvement, we hope you will choose to be a major part of our 150th Anniversary.


Laurel’s 150th Anniversary is a celebration of the past, but most importantly the future, of the more than 23,000 people who live here today. Although the City of Laurel has budgeted some money for the 150th anniversary celebration, we must raise significant funds to ensure that activities such as the “Celebrate Laurel Today” event are successful.  We need your help.

No donation is too small.  Laurel is YOU and together We Are Laurel.  Your donation affirms your pride in the City, its achievements and your belief in its future.  All donors will be acknowledged in the “We are Laurel” section of the website.  Please click below to contribute to the We Are Laurel 150th Anniversary Fund.

If you are interested in a contribution, which comes with recognition and a gift from us, please check out our Become a Sponsor section, with sponsor levels beginning at $25. 


Buy a Brick ($50)

Become a permanent part of Laurel history. Buy a brick on the City of Laurel Memorial Garden Brick Walk.

A Memorial Garden Brick is a way to honor your children, parents, grandparents, or other family members. It is also an opportunity to honor and memorialize significant people and events in your family or Laurel History. 

Funds raised through this effort during calendar year 2020 will support the 150th Anniversary Committee’s activities. Purchased bricks will be unveiled at a virtual ceremony, date and time TBD later. The October 10th ceremony has been cancelled.

All contributions to the 150th Anniversary Committee are tax-deductible since they are used solely for public purposes through the local government.

Download and fill out.  Mail completed Forms to:
City of Laurel
ATTN: Lena Grant
8103 Sandy Spring Road
Laurel, MD  20707

Current Sponsors

  • Patricia Robinson
  • Michele Washington
  • Cheryl Dyer
  • Aretta Keadle
  • Randy and Jeanie Anastasi
  • Ciaran Finn
  • Bryan Lau
  • Audrey Barnes

Brand Your Event

Laurel’s 150th is a community celebration – you can be part of it by incorporating the 150th logo into your materials and displaying the 150th logo at your establishment.

Download the city’s 150th anniversary logo and use it on your marketing materials –fliers, brochures, posters, etc for your upcoming events this anniversary year.

Display the 150th “Cling” on your establishment.  These are [Size]. To obtain a Cling contact: [email protected]


Volunteer

Please check back here for Committees that are looking for help, or email Lena Grant at [email protected].

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