Derry Township eNews - September 25, 2020
Current News
Changes to Polling Places
Effective for the November 3rd General Election, the Dauphin County Board of Elections has changed the voting locations for Precincts 1, 3, 10 and 12. The new locations for these Precincts are as follows.
1st Precinct:  
Lower Dauphin Field House Multi-Purpose Room
251 Quarry Road
Hummelstown, PA 17036
3rd Precinct:  
First United Methodist Church of Hershey
64 West Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033
10th Precinct:
Penn State Health – University Conference Center
30 Conference Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
12th Precinct:
Penn State Health – University Conference Center
30 Conference Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
New voter ID cards will be issued to those effected. To locate your polling place click here
Questions? Please call 717-780-6360.
Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey
Dauphin County is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The HMP will analyze the hazards faced by the County and Derry Township, its residents, and businesses, and will identify a strategy for minimizing the vulnerability to these hazards. You can find out more about the HMP and the planning process here: We encourage all residents and visitors of the County to provide input into the planning process. We have developed a short survey about the County and the risks it faces. We would greatly appreciate it if you would complete the survey and otherwise participate in this important endeavor. The survey can be found here: Thank you for your participation in this planning effort!
Reminder: Township Yard Waste Center Hours
The Derry Township Yard Waste Center is still operating under “Summer Hours” until November 02, 2020.

Summer Hours:
Monday & Wednesday- 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Winter Hours (beginning 11/2):
Monday - 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday- 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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.
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:
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
Artemis Returns Tonight!
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. 
Finance in Covid Times
Wednesday, September 30 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Rescheduled from Monday, September 14.)

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. Please register online to join this virtual library program. (Teens and adult.)
Fused Glass Class
Saturday, October 3 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join Kathleen Forney, fused glass artist, under the trees at the library and make either a fused glass plate or a fused glass coaster. Please register online for this outside class. (Ages 14 and older.)
Community News and Events
Friends of the Hershey Trolley Open House
Friends of the Hershey Trolley are hosting an open house on Saturday the 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! 
Conservation & Health: A Vital Relationship
Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m.

           Our health is impacted by the natural world and the environment in which we live. Conservation, good environmental stewardship, and control of pollution can provide significant health benefits. Dr. Richard Zaino (retired medical doctor and current member of the Manada Conservancy Board of Directors) will present this free educational program, followed by a question-and-answer period. This event will be held on-line. Registration information is at Contact the Conservancy office at 717-566-4122 for assistance if needed.
Watch the Race Relations in Hershey Recording
If you missed the live Hershey Area All Things Diversity event this week, you may watch it on the Township's YouTube page. The program featured 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.
Derry Township Community Cats Clinic
Derry Township residents can sign up to get help with trapping outdoor, free-roaming cats and having them spayed/neutered and vaccinated for free. The next clinic is October 13; reservations can be made by calling 717-592-8087.

You can also schedule a low-cost spay/neuter and vaccinations for owned cats by calling the same number. Please note that cats must be six months old.
Visit  for more information about this program and ways you can support it.
Climb Aboard!
The annual Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society Preservation Tour is your passport to discover Hershey’s Italian heritage. Join us as we kickoff our annual Preservation celebration series, La Festa Italiana, featuring the Preservation Tour on October 10th. Check out the options for in-person and virtual tour celebrations here.
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.
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