Derry Township eNews August 24, 2018 
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Residents Are Invited to Free Friday
Friday, August 24, 2018, 12:30 - 7:30 p.m.
605 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey

Derry Township residents are invited to visit the outdoor pool one more time before it closes for its final season. Residents will receive free admission to the pool and are encouraged to come to celebrate the end of an era and the beginning of our new Hershey Community Center.

Attendees will have a chance to learn more about the schedule for the current facility and plans for the new one. Be sure to bring the entire family to enjoy music and games!

This is It - The Final Week of Market on Chocolate
The Market on Chocolate season ends this Saturday. Don't miss it! The Market runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in ChocolateTown Square.

This week's vendors offer farm fresh vegetables, fruits, and meats, locally grown bouquets of flowers, and hand-crafted products.

Come for lunch and take your pick of delicious prepared options while John Rossey performs live from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

The Bloodmobile will be at the Market this week. Stop by and donate.

There are plenty of activities too! The temperatures will be perfect for a morning fitness class and afternoon in downtown Hershey.

August 25 th         
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Pilates in the Park with Sally Kurtz 
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - POUND hosted by Power Train     
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Fitness with Dailey Method
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Children's activities hosted by The Road Church
Join Derry Officers at Café on Cocoa
Join officers from the Derry Township Police Department for Coffee with a Cop at the Café on Cocoa, 1130 Cocoa Avenue, this Saturday, August 25, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Bring proof of your Ben & Tim Day 5K registration and Cafe on Cocoa will donate 10% of your purchase during this event to the scholarship foundation.
Rock the Fort!
End the summer with family reading fun! Meet the staff from the Hershey Public Library Children's Services for stories on Saturday, August 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

When the library closes at 3:00 p.m., registered families will create reading forts in the library using materials from home. Enjoy family reading time and earn a medal for your efforts! All children must be accompanied by an adult for this program.
Give Blood at the Hershey Public Library
The Central PA Blood Bank will hold a Blood Drive at the Hershey Public Library on Monday, August 27 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Donors are asked to bring identification and to have eaten a meal within four hours prior to donating. An appointment is not necessary.

If you can't make it to the blood drive and want to donate, you can make a donation at another Central PA Blood Bank location and the library will receive credit when you give them the library’s account # 1072.
Township Meetings and Events Calendar 

Yard Waste Bags Available For Purchase
As your summer blooms die off, you can begin your end of season clean up with yard waste bags. Packs of five are available at the Recycling Center and the Public Works facility for $4.00 plus tax. The last yard waste collection will occur the week of October 15.
Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours  - 650 Clearwater Road
The Recycling Center will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 3.
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
The Hershey Public Library will be closed on Sunday, September 2 and on Labor Day, Monday, September 3.
Community News and Events
"Pennsylvania Health Care, Solved"
By Dr. Bill Davidson, Healthcare 4 All PA
Presented by the Hershey Indivisible Team
Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m.
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey

Imagine never paying a deductible or co-pay again or receiving a surprise hospital bill for treatment that occurred a year ago. It is all covered in PA House Bill 1688, which Dr. Bill Davidson of Health Care 4 All PA, will discuss at the next Hershey Indivisible Team meeting. Bill 1688 could save billions in total health care costs.

This vision of improved health care for all citizens of Pennsylvania would lower total health care costs and improve overall care, offering affordable - yes, AFFORDABLE - coverage on everyday services, like inpatient and outpatient treatment, prescription drugs, dental care, and vision care. This revolutionary new policy would also cover less anticipated needs - coverage for rehabilitation, hospice care, substance abuse and more.
Find out how this health care solution would impact people, businesses, and the overall Pennsylvania economy at this event.

Formed in 2016, The Hershey Indivisible Group is a non-profit branch of a national grassroots organization mobilizing community members on a variety of progressive issues. For additional information about The Hershey Indivisible Team, contact Marlene Kanuck, Co-Chair, at
Please note: The Hershey Public Library does not sponsor or endorse this event, nor any product or service offered.
"Scams and Fraud: How to keep your money safe" Presented by the Pennsylvania State Police Museum
PA State Police Corporal Adam Reed will present a one-hour program on “Scams and Fraud: How to keep your money safe” on Thursday, September 13, at 7:00 p.m. The presentation will cover the top current scams and how to spot them. Keep your money and identity safe by learning how scammers target their next victims and what steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim.
This program is free to the public and will be held in the Museum’s all-purpose room. However, space is limited to 60 attendees. Therefore, interested parties should contact the Museum at 717-534-0565, or email to reserve a seat.
The Museum is located at 187 Police Academy Drive, off Hershey Park Drive, past the Tanger Outlets.
Derry Seniors to Present "Hershey's Bygone Era"
A general history of Hershey, Pennsylvania, will be presented when the Derry Seniors open their 2018-19 program year at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18. 
Hershey native Susan Mittan, née Gumpher, a volunteer and board member for the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society, will give a talk on “Hershey’s Bygone Era.” Questions from the audience are welcome.

Lunch will be served in Fellowship Hall for $3 per person following devotions and the program. A pharmacist will be available to answer questions regarding medications. 

The program will be held in room 7 on the lower level at Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 East Derry Road, Hershey.  No reservations are needed, and no admission will be charged. Handicapped parking and an elevator are available. 
A complete calendar of events for 2018-19 season is available online at
The Derry Seniors offer all adults aged 55 and older an opportunity to gather, socialize, and learn about people and places within the community. The group is affiliated with Derry Presbyterian Church, a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA).   
Hershey High School Hall of Fame
Induction Luncheon
Class of 2018
The Hershey High School Athletic Hall of Fame Operations Committee is proud to announce the 14th Induction Class of 2018 Luncheon and Ceremony on Friday, September 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hershey Italian Lodge, 128 Hillcrest Road, Hershey.

This year's inductees are Ken Kremer, Class of 1985, David Mysel, Class of 1989, Jeff Rosensteel, Coach, Bob Sponaugle, Class of 1944, and Ken Whisler, Class of 1952.

Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased by calling the Hershey High School Athletic Office, Linda OConnor, at 717-531-2205.
Mortel High Hopes For Haiti Foundation to Hold An Afternoon of Wine & Chocolate
Join us on Sunday, October 21 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and savor the pairings of selected wines and chocolate led by Anne Brinkerhoff, Scientist, Chocolate Technology.

The event will be held at Purcell Friendship Hall at Milton Hershey School, 109 McCorkle Road, Hershey. Tickets are $25 each. Dress is casual. Visit, or call 1-844-4MORTEL.
2018 Veterans Appreciation Breakfast
Representative Tom Mehaffie will host a breakfast for veterans on Friday, November 9 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Lower Swatara Fire Department,1350 Fulling Mill Road, Middletown.

He invites veterans and U.S. military personnel residing in the 106th District to this appreciation breakfast.

Those who need assistance due to a disability, may be accompanied by another person.

Seating is limited, and reservations are required by calling 717-534-1323 no later than Monday, October 22.

State-related veterans information will be distributed at the event. Flags will be accepted for a proper retirement.
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