Derry Township eNews, January 18, 2019
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Winter Storm Preparation
Winter weather is upon us. Make sure that you are ready with shovels, salt and cold weather attire.

When we have a storm with a substantial accumulation of snow or ice, please visit the Derry Township Police Department's website and Facebook page for information and notices of when snow emergency routes are in effect.

Please stay off the roadways if possible during hazardous conditions and review these outdoor and indoor  safety tips provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Travel information is available at
Applications are Being Accepted for a Market on Chocolate Director
The Downtown Hershey Association is looking for an organized, outgoing independent contractor to direct the 2019  Market on Chocolate season. Market on Chocolate runs every Saturday from June through August, mid-morning through the afternoon in downtown Hershey.

The Market provides an opportunity for local artisans, food vendors, and other purveyors of excellent products that may not have a storefront presence to interact with the public and for the community to gather to purchase fresh food, original creations, and participate in activities.

The Market on Chocolate Director will manage volunteers, oversee schedules and the Market layout, and coordinate vendor payments on a structured scale or pay-as-you-go schedule. The Director will also work with committee members to schedule fitness classes, live music, and other entertainment to increase the sense of community at the Market. If interested, click here for the full position description and instructions on how to apply.
Tribute a Book to Someone Special
A great way to support the library and remember someone special in your life is to participate in the Hershey Public Library's Tribute Book Program.

Sponsor a book at the library and a book will be selected in accordance with the honoree’s area of interest and identified with a special name plate.

Sponsor a book here:  Tribute Book Program
Township Meetings and Events Calendar 

Township offices and the Recycling Center will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21.
In the Middle: Creativity to Make a Music Video
Wednesday, January 23, 3:00 p.m.
This month's theme for In the Middle is music and glam and we will make a music video. Can't sing? Lip Sync. Glam up with some makeup and have fun! This program is for students in grade 6 and higher.
Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours   - 650 Clearwater Road 
The Recycling Center will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21.
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
Community News and Events
9th Annual Ice Skating Party to be Held at Hersheypark Arena
If you haven't heard, ice is back in Hersheypark Arena and it's time to sharpen your blades and come to a historic venue for a fun night of community skating! The Hershey Derry Township Historical Society will hold the event on Friday, January 25, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Kids will have a unique opportunity to skate with Coco, enjoy tasty treats, and have fun with their friends. Local historian Bob Shaffer, affectionately known as a "Rink Rat," will host a lecture on how the ice surface is created and how the Zamboni is used to create an ideal ice skating surface. Everyone will get an up-close look at the Zamboni and can have their picture taken with this iconic symbol of ice hockey.
As always, guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy a self-guided tour of the "Old Barn." Don't miss out on the chance to explore this historical landmark and strap on those skates.
Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance - our price hasn't changed since we started hosting this annual tradition and it's a great family deal!
Admission is $5.00 per person with advance purchase of tickets at the Historical Society, or www. , or $7.00 at the door.

The price includes skate rental, tours, lectures, and light refreshments. Children under five skate free.

Parking is available at no charge. Please enter the Arena at Box Office 4.

Call the Historical Society at 717-520-0748 or contact for more information.
Hershey Community Chorus to Hold Spaghetti Dinner
The Hershey Community Chorus will hold a Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale on Thursday, March 28 in the Mohler Senior Center located at 25 Hope Drive, Hershey, across from the Karn’s Market. Tickets for spaghetti with homemade meat or marinara sauce accompanied with tossed green salad, bread, butter, and beverage are $9.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12. Desserts will be available for a donation. The dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. or until sold out. Take-outs are available. 

Advance sale tickets are available from any chorus member by emailing a request to , or by calling 717- 508-4400. Tickets will also be available at the door. 
This fundraiser helps to fund the upcoming spring concerts scheduled for Friday, May 17 and Sunday, 19.

More information about the Chorus can be found at , or by calling (717) 508-4400.
Learn All About Bonsai at the Next Meeting of the Hershey Horticultural Society
The Hershey Horticultural Society (HHS) will meet on Monday, February 4, at the Brownstone Lodge, 215 W. Governor Road, Hershey. Jim Doyle of Nature's Way Nursery will give a presentation on bonsai sculpting and care. The program begins at 1:00 p.m. and the public is invited.

All are welcome to join HHS at 11:00 a.m. for the business portion of the meeting and to learn more about the organization. Call 717-545-7538 for more information.
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