Derry Township eNews, March 1, 2019
Current News
PPL Keeps Hershey Community Informed
Following PPL's Open House on Wednesday, February 13 on the revised rebuild plan for the 69kV transmission line in Derry Township, a website was created to provide up-to-date public information.

The transmission line will be built underground primarily in the public road right of way. PPL will notify affected residents prior to construction activity and will make every attempt to reduce inconveniences and property disturbances.

Please visit the project website for the project summary, need assessment, and overview, fact sheet and open house slide presentation.

PPL can be contacted through the website,, or 717-560-2484.
Hershey Student Organizes Karns Foods Shopping Spree to Benefit New Community Center
In support of the new Hershey Community Center, Hershey Middle School 8th grader Cali Oyerly is organizing a raffle with Karns Foods to offer a three-minute shopping spree on Saturday, April 13 for the winner of a fundraising raffle. Participants must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the raffle.

Tickets are $10 each or Buy 2 Get 1 Free for $20.

How to purchase raffle tickets:

Contact Cali Oyerly at to buy tickets directly by April 3, 2019 .

Tickets will be sold online  until   April 5, 2019 .

Buy tickets at Karns on the following dates:

Tickets will also be available at the Hershey Community Center Open House on March 23 from 10:00 to noon at the Hershey Recreation Center, 605 Cocoa Avenue.
The raffle winner will be drawn  on   April 6, 2019 . Participants do not need to be present to win.

Oyerly also held a fundraiser in lieu of birthday gifts to benefit the new Community Center. Her generosity inspired a resident to match her gifts with his donation of $1,000.

For more information regarding buying tickets or the shopping spree, please visit
or contact Cali Oyerly at .

Visit for more information about the new Hershey Community Center and to find out how you can donate to the capital campaign.
Student Film Festival Submissions Due April 1
The 7th Annual Friends of the Hershey Public Library Student Film Festival seeks to showcase and recognize local student filmmakers’ creative work.  Download the 2019 Student Film Festival Submission Form. The festival will take place on April 27, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue. We will show as many films as possible.

Click here to read more.
Create a Handcrafted Card for Someone Special
Meet new friends and enjoy creating two handcrafted seasonal cards at a card making class on Thursday, March 7, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue. Different stamping techniques with Stampin' Up! Products will be demonstrated.

These classes are designed for adults and children 13 and older with an adult companion. Registration is not required. The class fee is $6 per person payable at registration.
Township Meetings and Events Calendar 

Create Your Character for D&D at the Library
Kids in grades 6-12 are invited to play Dungeons & Dragons, a tabletop fantasy game with other enthusiasts on Friday, March 1, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue.
Grown Up Story Time
Saturday, March 2, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Come to the library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, to listen to stories read aloud by Emily Fortney that will entertain adults ages 18 and up. Registration is not required.
LEGO Creative Building Challenge
Builders ages 6+ are invited to the library for LEGO Club on Wednesday, March 6 from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. to create a LEGO structure based on a set challenge.

The library is located a 701 Cocoa Avenue.
Hang Out at the Library's Teen Lounge
The Teen Lounge is open for high school students on Thursday, March 7, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Have fun with Playstation games (including online games like Overwatch and Fortnite), tabletop games such as Munchkin and 5-Minute Dungeon, or get creative with our art supplies. Be sure to look at the books on display at the front of the room and check out what you like.
Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours   - 650 Clearwater Road - Change March 11
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
Community News and Events
Hershey High School Theatre Presents "Anything Goes"
Hershey High School Theatre will present " Anything Goes" this weekend. Shows will be performed Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hershey High School Auditorium, 550 Homestead Road.

Ticket Information:
  • Adult Tickets: $12
  • Student/Senior Tickets: $10
  • General Admission seating (rear of the auditorium): $15 at the door

Online sales end 15 minutes before the start of the performance. Please print your ticket before arrival.

The story takes place on an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker, a stowaway, is in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13, “Moonface” Martin, aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced such songs as "Anything Goes", "You're the Top", and "I Get a Kick Out of You."
Grace UMC Hosts Messiah College Choir and Chamber Singers in Concert
Grace UMC in Hummelstown is excited to host a concert by the Messiah College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers on Sunday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m., and we warmly invite you to join us for this special evening of music at 433 E. Main Street, Hummelstown.

Led by their new conductor, Dr. Joy Meade, the choirs will present, "So Loved," a musical exploration of the ways God reveals his love through our world, our relationships, and our redemption. There is no cost for admission, but a free-will offering will be collected in support of the Messiah College choral program.
Mike Greenwald to Speak at Hershey Area Neighbors and Newcomers Club Meeting
Mike Greenwald, a founder of WITF and retired senior vice president and capital campaign director, will be the guest speaker at the Hershey Area Neighbors and Newcomers Club (HANNC) meeting on Thursday, March 14 at 9:45 a.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue. Mike will discuss PBS and WITF… An Anecdotal History.

HANNC has been a social club for over 33 years, building friendships through our various interest groups and speakers. Guests are encouraged to attend and join in our activities. For more information, contact Jackie at 845-857-4204/ or Suzette at 717-861-4660/
Program Offered to Prepare for Competitive Swimming
The Hershey Aquatic Club (HAC) will host a Developmental Swim Program (DSP) this spring/summer for children ages 5-10. The DSP's goal is to teach the fundamental drills of the four competitive strokes - Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly, and evaluate the participants readiness for competitive swimming.  Visit  Hershey Aquatic Club for more details and to register.
Spring Flag Football League Registration
Boys in grades 8 through 12 can register for a six-week season with playoffs, April 7 through June 2. Teams will have a maximum of 9 players each and will play on Sunday evenings at the Derry Township School District and Milton Hershey School fields.

The registration fee is $40 or $300 per team and covers flags, team football, t-shirts and the officials.

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