Derry Township eNews - September 11, 2020
Current News
Shred It Event
Shred It Event will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 8:00 am to 10:45 am at the Public Works Facility. The event is for Derry Township residents only. Limit 2 bags/boxes per residence.
Derry Township Supervisors Meeting
Watch the Derry Township Board of Supervisors meeting from September 8th, 2020 on the Township YouTube channel.
Dauphin County CARES Funding for Businesses and Non-profits Now Open
Restore Dauphin County, a CARES Act Funding Program, is currently accepting applications from small businesses and non-profits that were impacted by COVID-19. The program will remain open until Monday, September 14 at 4:30 p.m. Businesses and non-profits can apply at
Don’t Forget to Complete the Census
If you haven’t had time to fill out the 2020 Census, please do so soon. The census results help determine how federal funding flows into states and communities each year and determines how many seats in Congress each state gets. Your responses matter and it just take a few minutes! Here’s the link or if you prefer, stop by the Hershey Public Library to pick up a printed copy of the census that you can mail back. Thank you!
Derry Township Business Contact Information
Derry Township is working to compile an inventory of our local businesses. Please provide us with some brief information so that we can keep you up-to-date on important news and happenings. By providing your information, you're authorizing us to occasionally email you with information pertaining to or affecting the Derry Township business community.

You can fill out this brief form here:
Construction Update for PPL Duct Bank Project
PPL’s subcontractor will be mobilizing into Elm Avenue on Tuesday, September 15 and will begin paving Elm Avenue starting on Wednesday, September 16. For more information, visit the PPL Hershey site.
If you have questions, please
Township Events
Market on Chocolate Extended through September!
Due to the success of Market on Chocolate in the 2020 season, the Downtown Hershey Association will be extending Market through the final Saturday in September. Visit with us Saturday mornings between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. before our seasonal market closes for the year. Please remember masks are required at Market and guests are asked to help us all stay safe and practice social distancing. Check out who we have lined up for the remaining dates here. Interested in helping? Click here to sign up to volunteer!
Township Meetings and Events Calendars
Join Us at The Library
Heroes of Flight 93
Sunday, September 20 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Please register for a virtual adult program on Zoom presented by Mal Fuller, an Air Traffic Controller for 40 years. As the watch supervisor for the control town and radar room at the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, on September 11, 2001, Mr. Fuller watched Flight 93 on his radar until just before it crashed into the field. This program remembers the heroes on Flight 93 on that fateful flight where the passengers overtook the plan and crashed it in a field in Somerset, PA and keeping it from its intended target. Join us to learn their story and remember their sacrifice. Please register online at the library's Events Calendar at
Fear of Commitment Book Group
Thursday, September 24 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Join Aly outside at the library for another Fear of Commitment Book Group: Short Fiction Only. We will be under the trees. Bring a chair, picnic stuff, and read the Original Grimm's Fairy Tale of Cinderella, originally titled Ashputtel. This can be found on Project Gutenberg and there are copies at the library's front desk. Registration is not required. If you have questions, please contact Aly Tran at
Terrarium Therapy Workshop with Tiffany Anderson
Wednesday, September 23 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join us outside the library in the R.G. (Reading Garden) for an in-person Terrarium Therapy Workshop with Tiffany Anderson. Tiffany will help you set up your very own Rustic Box Planter! Price ranges from $44-$63 and 10% of all ticket sales supports FRIENDS of the Hershey Public Library. This is a great way to spend a fall evening outside and fostering those creative juices with something that will last through the winter. Participants will be outside, seated socially distant, and wearing masks. Masks or face shields are required to participate. Please register and pay online at
Now Submit!
An Introduction to Publishing Your Writing is a virtual class on Google Meet (similar platform to Zoom) on Sunday, September 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with instructor, Laura English. We will discuss reasons to publish and answer some preliminary questions about the process of submitting creative work: How do I find markets? What are submissions fees used for and how much should I be willing to pay? What’s expected in a cover letter? What should I write in my author’s bio? We’ll also talk about simultaneous submissions, writers’ guidelines, and ways to increase your acceptance rate. Class fee is $15. Please register and pay online on
Arabiqa! Drums and Dances from Around the World
September 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Via Zoom, come travel to the Arab world with Karim Nagi! With humor, acrobatics, and masterful audience incorporation, Karim introduces us to the wonders of Arab culture. Hear musical instruments such as the Duff, Riqq, Buzuq, Sagat, Mijwiz, and Tabla, and learn about their history. Learn how to wrap a kufiyya headpiece, and then watch – and even dance – some folk dances! You won’t want to miss this uplifting and energetic show! As an Arab-American, Karim bridges the East-West cultural gap in the most profound yet entertaining way. Online registration is required for this Friends Children’s Program. Great for the whole family!
Mr. Hershey Trivia
Family Trivia: Happy Birthday Mr. Hershey is a Facebook Live event on Sunday, September 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join Ms. Rita and Ms. Aly on Facebook Live/Zoom where we will be celebrating with Hershey Trivia. Please register online
Finance in Covid Times
September 14. 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This is a virtual class on Zoom. Please join Michael J. Fedash MBA, AIF – Senior Private Client Wealth Advisor with Members 1st Investment Services & Wealth Management to walk through strategies to help manage your finances during COVID uncertainty. We will discuss ways to consolidate debt, review mortgages, personal budgets, insurances and more. This will be an opportunity to ask questions, look at your personal situation, and identify areas you may need/want to focus. Please register online for this program
Community News and Events
Hershey Lions Club Partners with the Hershey Public Library
The Hershey Public Library would like to recognize the Hershey Lions Club for their generous contribution of funds to provide furniture in the new Teen Room. This is the first dedicated space for Teens at Hershey Public Library. The new furnishings include a high-top gaming table with stools and two sets of tables and chairs. All the furniture is flexible to accommodate the myriad of ways we hope teens utilize the space. The partnership between the Hershey Lions Club and the Hershey Public Library exemplifies a shared commitment to positive youth development in Derry Township.
Learn to Skate
Do you need to learn basic fundamentals to get started? Looking for exercise? Are you ready to master more challenging skating skills, for either figure skating or ice hockey? Our comprehensive approach on conquering individual elements gives you the skills, the knowledge, the urge to go far on the ice. And even further in life. The Hershey Figure Skating Club can help.

  • All Age Learn to Skate (ages 2 & up)
Thursdays 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Daytime Learn to Skate (ages 2 & up)
Wednesdays 12:45-1:45 p.m.
Thursdays 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Tots Learn to Skate (ages 2-6)
Thursdays 12:15-1:00 p.m.
  • Teen Learn to Skate (ages 12-18)
Wednesdays 1:45-2:45 p.m.
  • Adult Aspire (ages 18+)
Sundays 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Join a class anytime! For more information visit their website.
Hershey Rotary Seeks Applicants for Youth Exchange Program
The Hershey Rotary Club is accepting student exchange applicants for the 2021-2022 academic year. It’s an uncertain time for foreign travel, but the Rotary Club is moving ahead with plans for an exchange with the hope that by next summer conditions will have improved relative to the pandemic. If not, the exchange may need to be postponed. 
The Hershey Rotary Club is part of Rotary International’s worldwide scholarship program through the local clubs that allows high school students all over the world to go to school in a foreign country for a year to broaden their experience and understanding of the wonderful world in which we live. 
The program is for students with above average scholastic achievements who would like to learn the culture and language of a foreign country, and to participate in the inter-country exchange of young ambassadors as has been provided by Rotary International for over 30 years. During recent academic years, the local Rotary District has sent students to more than 25 different countries. 

If you are interested in the Youth Exchange Program and would like to learn more, please contact Hershey Rotarians Richard Hann at or Susan Steadman at Information is also available at under the long-term program heading. 
Race Relations in Hershey – Virtual Meeting
Hershey Area All Things Diversity invites the community to its next free session, “Race Relations in Hershey,” September 23, 2020 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The session will be held via Zoom and streamed live on the Derry Township YouTube page. The program will feature Dr. Samuel Richards, an award-winning teaching professor and sociologist at Penn State University who instructs the largest race and cultural relations course in the United States. 
Please register for the event to receive your log in instructions for the Zoom meeting. 
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