Derry Township eNews - February 26, 2021
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Derry Township Supervisors Meeting
Watch the Derry Township Board of Supervisors meeting from February 9th, 2021 on the Township YouTube channel.
Police to Obtain Body Worn Cameras
The Derry Township Police Department would like to let our community, stakeholders, and our community partners know our department will being using Body Worn Cameras (BWCs) in the near future. Our department has been awarded a grant through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for the purchase, training, and implementation of a BWC program. Through this grant award, our department will be able to purchase BWCs for every sworn member of the department to utilize during contacts and interactions involving our officers and those we serve. We are hoping it will provide another layer of transparency to the excellent service we strive to provide each and every day for our community. We are currently in the process of finalizing our policies to guide our officers and staff in the use of these devices, as well as the storage and handling of the data captured by the BWCs. We hope to purchase and train our officers and staff in March/April 2021 and have our program implemented soon after. We would also like to take this moment to thank PCCD and our partners at Getac for this opportunity to continue our tradition of excellence in police work and service to our community.
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Join Us at The Library
Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors Family Book Discussion
Saturday, February 27 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Using a grant from, the Hershey Public Library's reading challenge software, the library offers an opportunity for families to read and discuss books written by BIPOC authors and illustrators. Our goal is to celebrate our diverse community and to find joy in each other. Books will be provided through the grant for families to keep. Please register to join a virtual family book discussion with Rita Smith and Aly Tran.
Over There: Songs and Letters from World War l
Sunday, February 28 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Neill Hartley presents a captivating one–man show featuring iconic songs and letters from World War I. This fully staged and virtual program will present the remarkable stories of the war, told in the words of the men and women who lived it. Entertaining and informative for audience of all ages. Please register to join this Friends program.
CARE Club Presents Covid-19 Storytime
Saturday, March 6 - 10:00 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.

Join Hershey High School's CARE Club as they present COVID safety in a fun way for elementary-aged students. Come in your jammies, bring your breakfast, hang with some cool teens, and learn how to keep yourself safe and healthy and have some fun! Please register online.
Connect for Your Health: Evaluating Online Health Information
Saturday, March 6 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom by Librarians from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. This workshop will assist participants with evaluating health information they find online. It will teach them what questions to ask when evaluating an online source. This includes looking for signs of trustworthiness and signs of non-authoritative and potentially harmful information. Please register online.
Community News and Events
Share the Keys
Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center will host NJM Insurance Group’s virtual Share the Keys safe-driving orientation for students and parents at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23. The 45-minute, research-based, data-driven program is designed to reduce teen-driver crash risks through increased parental involvement. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is why the hospital’s trauma services team is offering the educational session. Register for the free webinar at
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.
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.
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