Derry Township eNews - February 12, 2021
Current News
Presidents' Day Holiday
The Township Administration Building will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of the Presidents' Day Holiday.
Derry Township Supervisors Meeting
Watch the Derry Township Board of Supervisors meeting from February 9th, 2021 on the Township YouTube channel.
2021 Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Member Survey
Penn State Health wants to understand and address the health needs of the communities we serve. We need your input so we can develop community programs to help you.

You may be facing additional issues during COVID-19 but we hope you will complete this survey based on your overall health needs.

The survey is for adults age 18 years or older and will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your answers are confidential. Please use the following links to access the survey:

If you have any questions or need assistance to complete the survey, please contact Rachel Weber at or 717.531.3962. 
Hershey Community Center Construction Update
At the most recent Board of Supervisors Township meeting, Parks & Recreation Director Matt Mandia presented an update on the new Community Center's construction and shared some recent photos. His presentation can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

Please visit for project information and updated construction pictures and to learn how you can support the capital campaign.
Township Events
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The Mysterious SETI Signal from Proxima Centauri
Presented by Robert Naeye
Saturday, February 13 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On April 29, 2019, the Parkes Observatory in Australia picked up an unusual radio signal from the direction of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun. The signal has many of the characteristics that astronomers expect from an extraterrestrial civilization. Join science journalist and Derry Township resident Robert Naeye on Zoom for a virtual discussion of this enigmatic signal and the possible ramifications of having a more advanced civilization less than 5 light-years from Earth.
Love Story Trivia, Disney Style
Sunday, February 14 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join library staff on Zoom or Facebook Live with the Kahoot app for Love Story Trivia.....Disney style. Get caught up on all the classic and newer Disney movies. Make this Valentine's Day unique at this virtual fun family trivia program.
Making Movies – The Craft, The Secrets, The Fun with Tom Capps, Phil Russell, and Janelle Tedesco
Saturday, February 20 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Filmmakers Tom Capps, Phil Russell and Janelle Tedesco will pull back the curtain to reveal some tricks and secrets behind how movies are made. Whether it’s a big budget or independent film there is always an illusion to create and a way to accomplish it! Props and visual aids help these three filmmakers show the audience real tricks and techniques commonly used during the movie-making process. This Zoom program is for tweens and teens. Sponsored by Friends of the Hershey Public Library.
Community News and Events
First United Methodist Church invites you to love your neighbors by donating items at our “Pop-Up Community Drive”!
Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: 64 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey, PA 17033 - First UMC upper parking lot with drive- through donations drop-off via alley (rear of church).

Pop-Up Community Drive Collections:

  • Hershey Food Bank: Collection of non-perishable food items: Baked beans, peanut butter, pasta sauce (no glass jars please), chunky type soups, pancake complete mixes, pancake syrup, canned vegetables (no green beans or corn), canned mixed fruit, canned pears, diapers (size 5 only), laundry detergent, paper towels, sanitizing wipes.

  • Love INC’s Personal Care Closet: Collection of household items for local persons in need: Body wash, hand soap, household cleaner (screw-top preferred), dish liquid, diaper cream.
Soldiers of the Law Motorcycle Ride
Saturday, April 24, 2021 leaving at 11am

The Ride starts at the police Academy (187 E Hershey Park Dr, Hershey) and ends at Harrisburg 1st Church and is open to any motorcyclists!

Call the Museum at 717.534.0565 to register or download a form online -
The registration fee of $25 includes:
• Blue Knight and Police Escorted 85 mile ride through several counties w/ mid way rest stop
• Light Breakfast before ride and sit down meal at the church after ride
• Sales of police collectables, clothing, and related items in Museum gift shop
"The Perils of Plastic"
Manada Conservancy will host an online program, “The Perils of Plastic,” on Thursday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m. Our speaker, cutting-edge plastic pollution researcher Dr. Sherri Mason, will discuss the proliferation of plastics in our society, its emergence as one of the most prominent environmental pollutants, and the prevalence of microplastics in freshwater systems. For a link to this free program, register at this site.
Cocoa Packs Returns
Cocoa Packs is excited to announce that they will once again be a distribution site for round 5 of the USDA Food Boxes. Those in need may stop by our drive thru on Mondays & Wednesdays anytime from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at 500 Homestead Rd in Hershey beginning February 1st through April 28th.
Questions please contact
Christine Drexler at
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