Derry Township eNews - September 18, 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
The public is invited to attend the next Derry Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd at 7 p.m. The agenda will be posted on the Township website later today. For instructions on how to join the virtual call, please visit our website.
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.

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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
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
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
Artemis Returns
Friday, September 25 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Come join us in The R.G. (Reading Garden) for some outside virtual fun (weather permitting). We will be flying missions and defending against alien invaders. Only 6 spots so register quickly. For anyone aged 14-ish and older. 
Community News and Events
Friends of the Hershey Trolley Open House
Friends of the Hershey Trolley are hosting an open house on two Saturdays in September, the 19th and 26th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hershey Car Barn, 515 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey (Turn off Chocolate Ave. at Simmons Motel and straight ahead to gate).
The public is invited to view preservation efforts and meet volunteers, working on two Hershey Transit street cars, No3 and No7. See the steel work progress on No7 and discover the original No3 semi-convertible streetcar under the surface of the construction car as we disassemble and catalog for a future display.
Refreshments will be provided. For additional information contact Social distancing and face masks are required.

Donate Now and help us preserve the history of the Hershey Transit Company! 
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. 
Saturday, September 26th - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Grace UMC (433 East Main Street, Hummelstown)
Bring a chair and a blanket and join us on the lawn at Grace Church on Saturday, September 26th from 46 p.m. for some live music and food trucks!
We are excited to have The Jayplayers come and play as the headliner for the evening! As well as some openers, including Bryan Waldron, Taylor Brown!
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the food. An advance “thank-you” to Triple Ceez Chicken Wingz and The Chatterbox Café for some yummy food! And to The Farm Show Milkshakes for providing tasty desserts!
Friends, Food and Music … Does it get any better?
** During this event, we will be practicing social distancing and asking folks to wear masks when appropriate while outside. **
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. 
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