Derry Township eNews, October 26, 2018
Current News
Derry Township is Awarded Funds for Leaf Vacuums
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has awarded the Township $114,613 through a Municipal Recycling Grant to purchase two tow behind leaf vacuums. The Township will be required to provide a 10% match.

The leaf vacuums are attached to a township dump truck for the collection of leaves placed curbside by homeowners. One of the vacuums will replace a 1993 leaf vacuum that became inoperable in 2017.
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Work Completed on Stauffer's Church Road
Stauffer's Church Road was reopened on Tuesday with the completion of a much awaited and needed construction project. 

A new box culvert was installed, replacing a structure that had a 1911 date stamped in the concrete as the year the original abutments were installed. The structure had substantial deterioration on the walls and between the roadway and walls. Portions of the walls were falling into the stream traverse area.

This project was in the design phase for a year and scheduled for replacement for several years.
Stock Up on Good Candy Hershey Residents
It's Halloween time and kids in Derry Township will be trick or treating and filling their bags on Wednesday, October 31, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Leave your porch light on to indicate your participation.

Parents, for the safety of your children, please review these Halloween Safety Tips provided by the National Safety Council.
Events
Teen Halloween Costume Party
The Hershey Public Library will host an In the Middle Costume Party on Wednesday, October 31, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., 701 Cocoa Avenue.
Township Meetings and Events Calendar 

Services
Retirement Income Strategies; Envisioning the Next Chapter and How to Fund It
Steven Ginter, Associate Vice President of Morgan Stanley, will present a must-see program entitled Retirement Income Strategies; Envisioning the Next Chapter and How to Fund it on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue.

Registration is not required for this program but is appreciated.
Halloween Treats and a Story at the Library!
Come in costume to enjoy stories and a chance to trick-or-treat in the library. Children ages 3-6 are invited to Trick or Treat Storytime on Wednesday, October 31 from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue. No registration is necessary.
Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours   - 650 Clearwater Road 
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
Community News and Events
Lift the Mask
Portraits of Life with Mental Illness Documentary
Monday, November 12, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Penn State Hershey Medical Center Auditorium HG316, 500 University Drive
Lift the Mask tells the harrowing, hopeful stories of six individuals living with behavioral and mental illness. From the onset of symptoms and the quest for a diagnosis, to managing the subsequent treatments and medications, the film's subjects frankly discuss the most difficult and traumatic moments of their journeys.

After the screening there will be a panel discussion and questions and answers with the President of the Quell Foundation, individuals with experiences featured in the film, and Penn State experts on mental health. We hope you will join us!

Presented jointly by the We Matter Coalition, the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine, and the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Department of Psychiatry.
Hershey Area Neighbors and Newcomers Club to Meet
The Hershey Area Neighbors and Newcomers Club will meet on Thursday, November 8 at 9:45 a.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue.

The guest speaker for the meeting is t.b.a. For over 33 years, we have been a social club that builds friendships through our various interest groups and guest speakers. Guests are encouraged to attend and join in our activities. For more information, contact Jackie at 845-857-4204/jlomazzo@aol.com or Suzette at 717-861-4660/suzettedes@aol.com.
Derry Seniors to Learn About the Evolution of Automobiles
Bob Ladd will present “Dawn of the Automobile Age: The Development of Man's Greatest Means of Transportation” at the next Derry Seniors’ gathering, set for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 20. The program will be held in room 7 on the lower level of Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 East Derry Road, Hershey. 

Bob’s presentation will cover 1769-1910, more than a century of change in modes of transportation. Questions from the audience are welcome. 
 
Bob spent most of his life in the retail auto business. He bought his first antique car in 1954 and is a charter member of the Hershey Region of Antique Automobile Club of America. Bob serves as national president of Horseless Carriage Club of America. He has a passion for the history of the early development of the automobile and the pioneers that made it possible. 
Following devotions and the program, lunch is available in Fellowship Hall for $3 per person. A pharmacist will be on hand to answer questions regarding medications.

No reservations are needed, and no admission will be charged. Handicapped parking and an elevator are available .
Derry Church Offers DivorceCare "Surviving the Holidays" Workshop
A workshop designed to offer support, encouragement and advice to deal with the intense pain of separation and divorce during the holiday season will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday, November 25 at Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 East Derry Road, Hershey.

The “Surviving the Holidays” workshop includes biblical teachings, small group discussions, video seminars led by renowned experts on divorce and recovery topics, and a workbook to help participants explore topics in depth.

Coffee and dessert will be served. Child care will be provided on request for children up to age 10. Registration is requested. Call the church office at 717-533-9667.
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