Derry Township eNews, December 22, 2017
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The Township wishes you a joyous holiday season and a happy new year!
Don't Forget to Clear Snow From Around Fire Hydrants

Pennsylvania American Water asks homeowners to help keep fire hydrants clear from snow. By doing so, the public can help firefighters easily locate the hydrants and access water quickly, preserving valuable time when lives and properties are at risk.

This issue of Mariner East News provides details on construction of the pipeline and important facts about the safety of horizontal drilling operations.

The majority of construction activities in Spread 4 (Cumberland, York and Dauphin counties) will shut down following work on Saturday, December 23 and will resume on the morning of Wednesday, January 3.
New Year's Eve In Hershey!

Ring in the new year at Central PA's Premier New Year's Event!

Head to downtown Hershey on Sunday, December 31 to ChocolateTown Square from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. The event features American Idol Kris Allen, children's activities, great food, and FIREWORKS!

Visit for more event details.
Come to the Library to See a Movie
During the School Holiday Break

The Hershey Public Library invites students to come to the library to see a movie. The following movies will be shown at 10:00 a.m. No registration is required.
Tuesday, December 26 - The Hideaways (Rated G)
Thursday, December 28 - Child of Glass (Unrated)
Friday, December 29 - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (PG)

The library is located at 701 Cocoa Avenue.
Township Meetings and Events Calendar 

Recyclebank Give Six Ways to Recycle, Repurpose, and Reuse After the Holidays

Recycle old string lights at participating retailers and organizations. See what you can do with boxes, greeting cards, and much more!

Library and Recycling Center Hours of Operation
Holiday Schedule
Municipal Building - closing at noon Friday, December 22, closed Monday, December 25, closing at noon Friday, December 29, closed Monday, January 1
Recycling Center - closed Saturday, December 23, Monday, December 25, Saturday, December 30, and Monday, January 1
Hershey Public Library - closed Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25, Sunday, December 31, and Monday, January 1
Hershey Recreation Center - closed Friday, December 22, Monday, December 25, Sunday, December 31, and Monday, January 1
Community News and Events
Hershey Indivisible Team Presents Speaker on Anti-Discrimination Policies

Every state in the Northeast has adopted anti-discrimination policies for LGBTQ people. Every Northeastern state, that is, with the exception of Pennsylvania.
Kell Wilkinson, Policy Director at Equality Pennsylvania (Equality PA) in the Harrisburg Office, will address these concerns when she speaks on January 10 at the Hershey Indivisible Team's (HIT) meeting at the Hershey Public Library at 6:30 p.m., 701 Cocoa Avenue. 

Her organization began in 1996 as the Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights, later growing into Equality Advocates PA, and finally becoming Equality Pennsylvania in 2010, the only organization in the Commonwealth working exclusively for equality for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians.
In her role as policy director, Ms. Wilkinson will speak about her work with Governor Wolf’s office and other state agencies. Equality PA, is made up of three parts, e.g., an educational fund that is a 501(c)(3) public charity, a statewide political action committee (PAC) and a 501(c)(4) political advocacy organization that lobbies on the local, state and federal levels. They also belong to Equality Federation, a network of state-based organizations across the country.
The public is invited to attend this free event. Please contact for more information.
Art Classes Make Great Gifts for Beginners or Experienced Artists!

The Hershey Area Art Association is offering the following classes:

Oil Painting with John McNulty, Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Session 1 - Jan. 12 to March 2, Session 2 - March 23 to May 11

Painting Acrylics with Marie Gamon, Thursdays, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Jan. 25 to March 15
Realistic Oil Painting with Paulette Flemmens,  Wednesday afternoon, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Session 1 - Feb. 7 to March 28, Session 2 - April 4 to May 23

The cost of each class is $150 for members, $160 for non-members.
Paint Together Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Session 1 - Jan. 15 to Feb. 5, Session 2 - Feb. 12 to March 5, Session 3 - March 12 to April 2, Session 4 - April 9 to April 30 - Each session is $20.
Detailed class descriptions can be found on the HAAA's website at www. hersheyareaart
All classes are held at the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society Building, 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey, located behind the Tanger Outlets.
Hershey History is Up Next for Derry Seniors

Hershey native Susan Mittan, née Gumpher, a volunteer and board member for the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society, will give the presentation.

Following devotions and the program, lunch will be available in Fellowship Hall for $3 per person. A pharmacist will also be on hand to answer questions regarding medications.

The Derry Seniors offer adults 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).  A complete calendar of events for 2017-18 is available online at .
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