Derry Township eNews October 12, 2018 
Current News
Design Development for the New Hershey Community Center is Presented
Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site presented the design development drawings for the Hershey Community Center at the October 9, 2018 Board of Supervisors meeting. The Supervisors approved the final design concept.

Click here to view the presentation.
School Bus Safety Week is October 21st through the 27th
Motorists must learn the importance of stopping for school buses that are loading and unloading for the safety of our students.

Please review Pennsylvania's School Bus Stopping Law.

Motorists must stop for the following:

  • When a stopped school bus has red signal lights flashing and the stop arm extended
  • When a school bus is stopped at an intersection and has red signal lights flashing and the stop arm extended

Do not move until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm has been removed, and you see that all children have reached a place of safety.

If you are convicted of violating Pennsylvania's School Bus Stopping Law, you will receive a 60-Day Driver's License Suspension, Five points on your driving record, and a fine.

Annually, more than 700 drivers are convicted for passing a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing.

Please visit PennDOT's website for more information on the law.
Did Someone Say Choctoberfest!
What's not to love about chocolate, October, and festivals! The 4th annual Chocotoberfest will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. in ChocolateTown Square Park in downtown Hershey. In addition to chocolate, the event will have live music, local craft beer, food from local restaurants, and activities. The event is free, the food and beverages are for purchase.

Be a part of this awesome fall event and volunteer at the link below!
71st Hershey Halloween Parade
Come out for a great Hershey tradition to the 71st Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 16. The parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Cocoa Avenue. The parade will proceed to Elm Avenue, turn right onto Ridge Avenue to Chocolate Avenue, and return to the Recreation Center on Cocoa Avenue.

Individuals and couples, groups, floats, and marching bands can still register to participate in the parade. The registration is due by noon on Tuesday, October 16 and can be found on page 18 of the Parks and Recreation newsletter.
Bike and Pedestrian Alliance Meeting Scheduled
The Derry Bike and Pedestrian Alliance will meet on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hershey Volunteer Fire Station, 21 W. Caracas Avenue. The Alliance will discuss bike and pedestrian initiatives.
Township Meetings and Events Calendar 

Trick or Treat night will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Last Yard Waste Collection for 2018 is Next Week
If you have yard waste to dispose of, October 15-19 is the last week of the year that it will be collected by Waste Management.

Collection will occur on your trash collection day and should be placed in the location where your trash is collected.

Hershey Public Library Children's Program Teaches Fire Safety
Families are invited to this month's Second Saturday, an hour of themed activities and a story, on Saturday, October 13, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue. This month's program will focus on fire safety.
Children's Books and Videos Are Available Online With Your Hershey Public Library Card
BookFlix is a resource for e-books from Scholastic and brought to you through POWER Library. It's free when you log in with your library card number and select Find a Book.

Enjoy nine different categories that pair fiction and nonfiction for your children in kindergarten through third grade. Categories include A nimals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Available in Spanish also.
Get Crazy Over Math
Crazy 8s Math Club gets kids in first and second grades excited about math! Register to join Crazy 8s for eight sessions of over-the-top after school math.

Students will build things, run and jump, make music, and make a mess at this totally new kind of math club. You’ll get to do mischief-making activities like Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics, 
and you’ll get to take home some cool gadgets, too.

The first session will be held on Monday, October 15, at 4:00 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue.
Financial Success Training Begins Young
High school teens can come to the Hershey Public Library to learn about financial well-being and receive instructions on how to build a solid base for the future. This Adulting class will be held on Wednesday, October 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 701 Cocoa Avenue.
Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours  - 650 Clearwater Road
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
The library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16 for the Halloween Parade.
Community News and Events
Hershey Medical Center Provides a New Opportunity for Biking, Hiking, and Running 
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will hold a grand opening with the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association for the new Hershey Medical Center Trail on Saturday, October 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The parking lot can be accessed by coming on to campus via Life Lion Drive from Bullfrog Valley Road.

A ribbon cutting for the new 10-mile trail will be held at 10:00 a.m. Biking, hiking, walking starts at 11:00 a.m. An After-Party celebration will be held at the Cocoa Beanery from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with post ride food and beer available starting at 1:00 p.m.

Visit for more information.
Hershey Area Playhouse Presents Inherit the Wind
Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to present, Inherit the Wind , an American play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, which debuted in 1955. The story fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial as a means to discuss the then-contemporary McCarthy trials.

Lawrence and Lee’s play was rejected by eight Broadway producers before coming to the attention of Margot Jones, a theater director and producer in Dallas, Texas. With Jones directing, Inherit the Wind premiered in Dallas on January 10, 1955, and received rave reviews. The Broadway rights were soon acquired by Herman Shumlin, and the play opened at Broadway’s National Theatre on April 21, 1955. Shumlin directed, with actors Paul Muni, Ed Begley, and Tony Randall in the cast. It played on Broadway until June 22, 1957, where it closed after 806 performances. A 1960 film adaption of the play was filmed starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, and Dick York, amongst others. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Spencer Tracy.

The play runs October 11-14, 2018. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances begin at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for teens/adults and $17 for those ages 12 and under. Tickets are available by visiting , or by calling the Playhouse's box office at 717-533-8525.
Start Your Halloween Fun at Trunk or Treat
First United Methodist Church will kick off the Halloween fun before the Hershey Halloween Parade. Stop by their parking lot, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, on Tuesday, October 16 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. for Trunk or Treat.

There will be decorated trunks, treats, children's activities, and hot chocolate.
Learning Lessons Through Sports
Everyone wants to win. That's the first goal in sports. But in youth and high school sports there is a second, more important goal: teaching life lessons through sports.

The Hershey Soccer Club has scheduled a Positive Coaching Alliance workshop entitled "The Second-Goal Parent: Developing Winners in Life Through Sports" on October 23 at the Hershey Middle School, Homestead Road, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Parents will learn how to assess their children's goals and desires in youth sports in comparison with their own, how to talk with their children about practices, games, and what they are learning through sports, and how to enact and reinforce the Alliance's three major principles.

There is no charge to participate, but registration is required by October 19.
Hershey Lions Club Members Provide Service to the Community
The Hershey Lions Club recently held a community spaghetti dinner at Grace United Methodist Church of Hummelstown with all proceeds benefitting the community.  

According to Club President Bart Callear of the Hershey Lions Club, the money raised will enable the Lions to meet pressing needs in the community, including the annual student food back pack project of the Grace United Methodist Church. 

Lions members express their gratitude to everyone who supported this important event helping the Lions to make a difference. The Lions also collected eyeglasses and food donations for the local foodbank during the dinner. 

The Hershey Lions Club has 29 members and meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:15 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Hummelstown, located at 433 E. Main Street. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Hershey Lions Club, please contact us through our website at.  

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.
Hershey Camera Club Presents Photographer Rich Nickel
The Hershey Camera Club will present Rich Nickel on Thursday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m. He is an educator and world traveler/photographer. Nickel is back from his recent trip photographing the silver back gorillas and leopards in Uganda. He will discuss the essential photographic equipment needed and the challenges faced to get the right shots during his adventure. His presentations are both entertaining and informative.

The meeting will be held at the Country Meadows Retirement Community Center, 451 Sand Hill Road, Hershey. Visit for directions. As always, the public is welcome to attend this free event.
Hershey Figure Skating Club Offers Therapeutic Skating Program
Registration for on-ice programs for those with special needs is back again and is sure to be fun. Therapeutic Skating, the Hershey Figure Skating Club's Twizzles, is for kids about ages 4 to 16. It's good exercise but is also a great confidence and balance-building program for those with developmental disabilities, physical challenges, or who are recovering from an injury.

The 5-week session starts Monday, October 29 at 4:30 p.m. at the Giant Center. The cost is $62 plus a once-per-year Learn-to-Skate USA membership. Parking is free.

Skaters will be paired with their own volunteer "buddy," and work at his or her own pace under the guidance of a USFSA-certified coach. Skaters will work on a special Therapeutic Skating curriculum, earning badges along the way. Previous participants can pick up where they left off. 
Wheels on Ice also starts October 29. For $5 per session, those of any age in wheelchairs can enjoy being on the ice, either under their own power or helped along by a volunteer skating buddy. 

For more information, or to register as either a skater or a volunteer skating buddy, visit the website .
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