Derry Township eNews, May 24, 2019
Current News
Work Continues on PPL Line Rebuild
On May 28, PPL will start digging test holes and soil borings near Fishburn Road and Sand Hill Road. They expect to be finished digging around June 17. For more information or questions, visit www.pplelectric.com/HersheyProject or email HersheyProject@pplweb.com .
PennDOT to Complete Sinkhole Repairs on U.S. 422
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) closed all lanes of U.S. 422 in North Londonderry Township, Lebanon County, as a precaution due to a nearby sinkhole. The sinkhole is in the area of the Sinkhole Saloon and Palmyra Bowling Center. Repairs are being completed and the roadway is expected to reopen to travel today. The signed detour is Route 117, U.S. 322, and Route 934.
Registration for the Kid's Club Before and After School Program is July 17 at 8:00 a.m.
Registration for Derry Township's Kid's Club program will begin online only on July 17 at 8:00 a.m.

Kid's Club, before and after school care, is provided at the Hershey Elementary School from 6:30 a.m. until the start of school and from the end of the school day until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Full day service is provided on in-service days and school holidays.

Program activities include structured indoor and outdoor games, free play, arts and crafts, and individualized projects. There are 45 spots available. Register early at www.derrytownship.org/resident-services/child-care by clicking on the registration link . Registration is online only. There will be no phone call or walk in registrations.
Check-Out at the New Public Services Desk
The library unveiled their new public services desk and staff offices this week. This project was funded by the Hershey Library Endowment Trust and was the result of a planning process to bring staff closer to the public floor while also combining service points. 

Circulation Manager Chris Gawron and Director of Library Services Laura O'Grady (pictured left to right) are excited about the changes to the front of the library. The combined circulation and reference desk will make services more efficient and the staff will be closer to what's happening on the library floor.
Closed Memorial Day
Township offices and facilities will be closed on Memorial Day, May 27, except for the Police Department.
Events
Interactive Unconscious Bias Tour Comes to Hershey June 3
The community (Hershey/HE&R/Penn State Health Associates) is/are invited to stop by the Check Your Blind Spots interactive bus tour on Monday, June 3, between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the parking lot of The Hershey Theatre.

The free tour is coming to Hershey in commemoration of the two-year anniversary of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ Pledge. The tour helps people learn more about how unconscious bias can shape our likes and dislikes, and our judgements about people’s character, abilities and potential.

Visitors will be exposed to the nuances of unconscious bias through a series of immersive and interactive elements that use innovative technologies, including virtual reality and gamification techniques. The tour experience takes from 5 to 25 minutes, based on the engagement level with the interactive elements. Guests may have a short wait to enter the experience. Visitors may also choose to take the I Act On Pledge at the event.

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It has been signed by more than 550 CEOs across the nation, including the leaders at The Hershey Company, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts and Penn State Health.

The Pledge and the Check Your Blind Spots Mobile Tour are funded through a $10 million investment from PwC ( PricewaterhouseCoopers). The tour helps to raise unconscious bias awareness and education through 100 stops across the country in 2019 and engaging one million people in person and online.

The Check Your Blind Spots Mobile Tour in Derry Township is presented by Hershey Area All Things Diversity, an organization committed to promoting inclusion and diversity in the community. The organization is led by representatives from Derry Township, The Downtown Hershey Association, Derry Township School District, The Hershey Story Museum, Penn State Health, The Hershey Company and Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.

To learn more and to take the I Act On Pledge, visit www.CEOAction.com. Learn more about the tour here.
Township Meetings and Events Calendar 

Services
Yard Waste and Holiday Collection the Week of May 27
An unlimited amount of wood and yard waste will be collected curbside one time per month on your regular trash day by the contracted waste hauler. The collection will occur through October.

Please note that due to the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no collection on Monday. Collections scheduled for pick-up on Monday will occur on Tuesday. All other collections for the week will be on the regular schedule.
 
Teens Are Invited to a Tech Tear Down Event at the Library
Wednesday, May 29, 3:00 p.m., 701 Cocoa Avenue

Teens who are curious about what's inside a computer are invited to come to the library to work on some old decommissioned equipment.
The Library's Teen Lounge Welcomes You After School
Come to the Teen Lounge on T hursday, May 30 between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., 701 Cocoa Avenue.

Play 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 at the front of the room and check out what you like! No registration is needed. 
Parks and Recreation Offers Bus Trip to N.Y.
The Department of Parks and Recreation will offer a trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on Sunday, June 23.

The bus will depart at 7:30 a.m. from the Harrisburg Mall, pole #32 for Wolf's Bus. The cost is $104 per person and includes admission to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, a Statue of Liberty Pedestal pass, and a roundtrip ferry ticket.

Call the Recreation Center at 717-533-7138 to register.
Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours   - 650 Clearwater Road 
The Recycling Center will be closed on Memorial Day, May 27.
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
The Hershey Public Library will be closed on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day weekend. Please note that the library begins summer hours, now until Labor Day weekend.
Community News and Events
Fun for Everyone at the St. Joan of Arc Church Parish Festival
The 45th St. Joan of Arc Church Annual Parish Festival will be held on June 20, 21 and 22 (Thurs., Fri., Sat.) from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. each night. 

Come for an evening of great homemade food, children’s games and activities, a silent auction, money raffles, games of skill, Bingo, a kids inflatable, face painting, a video game truck, basket raffles, jewelry sales, Tour of Hershey raffle, plant sales, Christian Pulisic Jersey raffle and more!  

Musical Entertainment Schedule:

Thursday, June 20- DJ Dave Willey
Friday, June 21 - Happy Slovenes
Saturday, June 22 – Everyday People   

The church is located at 359 W. Areba Avenue, Hershey. Visit  www.sjafestival.com/.
Enchanted Adventure Ice Skating Camp
The Hershey Figure Skating Club (HFSC) is pleased to announce our Enchanted Adventure Ice
Skating Summer Camp - Where every day is a magical experience of learning and fun! Summer camp dates are July 15 through July 19 and July 29 through August 2 with full day and half day camp options available.

Each day will include at least two hours of on-ice instruction, games, crafts, snacks, exercises, and a special afternoon venture!

The camp is $269 for full days (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) and $199 for half days (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.). Discount pricing is available for HFSC
members. Skate rental is included. All ages and skating levels are welcome. Gloves are recommended and helmets are optional.

Register at www.hersheyfigureskating.org.

Established in 1934, with Milton S. Hershey as its first member, the Hershey Figure Skating Club offers Learn to Skate classes and programs for skaters from the beginner to competitive level.
Township Publications
Derry Township Newsletters
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Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes  
The April 23 and May 14 minutes will be approved at the May 28 meeting.
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