Derry Township eNews, February 14, 2020
Current News
New Supervisor and Special Reorg Meeting
Mr. Chris Abruzzo has been appointed to finish the unexpired term of Marc Moyer which will end on December 31st, 2021. A special reorganization meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Derry Township Administration Building, 600 Clearwater Road, Hershey.
Hershey Underground 69kV Power Line Project Update
PPL started construction on the remainder of the line, including setting vaults along the line route and will begin duct bank work in March 2020. PPL will also be repairing work done last year at two locations on Homestead Road and one Location on Elm Avenue. That work will begin in April 2020. For a detailed update or questions, please visit or email
Stop this Invader! Spotted Lanternfly 
The spotted lanternfly, native to Asia, is an invasive and extremely destructive pest that threatens important agricultural commodities, including the grape, hardwood, tree fruit, and landscape. 

This planthopper weakens plants by feeding on sap. It excretes a sugary substance called honeydew that promotes the growth of sooty mold and causes a messy nuisance.

An adult spotted lanternfly is approximately 1” long and ½” wide. Nymphs are 1/8” to ½” long and has four stages of development. Fresh egg masses are gray that give the appearance of a mud-like covering. Older egg masses will look dry and crack. 

If you see a spotted lanternfly, report it immediately online at or call 1-888-4BADFLY (1-888-422-3359). Importantly, when spotted kill it, squash it, smash it, just get rid of it. 

Click here to find out how to identify, prevent spread and for additional information.
Support the HVFD with an Ember Ale
The Hershey Volunteer Fire Company in partnership with Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant in Hershey will be releasing “Ember Ale” on Tuesday, March 10th 2020. 
Iron Hill, located at 101 W. Chocolate Ave in Hershey will hold a ceremonial First Pour at 5pm on Tuesday, March 10th. The Hershey FIre Department will be selling Limited Edition T-shirts and Pint Glasses in conjunction with the release of Ember Ale. All proceeds from Beer Sales and 20% of food sales that evening will directly benefit the Hershey Volunteer Fire Compan y. 
All patrons that evening will need a Give 20 coupon in order for the Fire Department to receive the 20% donation. Coupons are available by following this ticket link , stopping by the station, from any of our members, or by emailing the below.
For additional information, please follow the Hershey Fire Department Facebook at   or email

Please Drink Responsibly.
Creating an LGBTQ-Inclusive Community Featured at Next Diversity Event
The next Hershey Area All Things Diversity event will feature Todd Snovel, who will be presenting "Creating an LGBTQ-Inclusive Community in Hershey and Beyond." The free event will be held on March 11, 2020 at the Hershey Middle School, beginning with a light supper at 5:30 p.m. and the program at 6 p.m. Registration is required to attend.

This session will provide information on LGBTQ individuals and some of the unique challenges they may face in their workplaces and community settings. Participants will identify strategies to foster an environment where all LGBTQ communities can feel supported and safe. In an age of ever-evolving understanding and recognition of the rich diversities of genders and sexualities, this session will help people take steps to ensure that businesses, organizations, and community activities deliver warm and welcoming experiences to everyone.

Todd Snovel was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf as the inaugural Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. In this role, he advised the Governor on policies, practices, legislation, and systems that impacted LGBTQ individuals and communities.

To register, search for the event on Eventbrite or visit the Hershey Area All Things Diversity page on Facebook or on the Derry Township website . For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations based on a disability, please contact Amy Zeigler at or 717-520-5591 seven business days in advance of the event.

Hershey Area All Things Diversity is a free series of programs coordinated by Derry Township, The Hershey Story -The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, Downtown Hershey Association, Derry Township School District, The Hershey Company, Penn State Health, and Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. This program is underwritten by Penn State Health, The Hershey Company and Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company.
Join Us at The Library
Friends Winter Film Series: Film From Around the World
Saturday, February 15 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The series continues with the 2001 movie Tortilla Soup (PG-13) starring Hector Elizondo, Jacqueline Obradors, and Tamara Mello. Retired Mexican-American chef Martin Naranjo shares an L.A. home with his three gorgeous, but single, adult daughters. Although the women humor their father's old-fashioned ways, each of them is searching for fulfillment outside the family circle. Things take a turn for the romantic when Dad, a widower, meets a vivacious divorcee on the lookout for a mate. Registration is not required. Friends of the Hershey Library provide snacks. 
I, Nat Love
Sunday, February 16 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Playing the black cowboy Nat Love, Rochel Garner Coleman treats the audience to the life and times of this ex-slave who joined thousands of others like him to explore and settle the West. Based on stories from Love’s autobiography, this one-man show was written by Rochel and underwent development at the Langston Hughes Center for the Arts in Seattle. From Love’s birth into slavery to his walk to freedom and how he won his name, the performance recreates that special period in American history that has captivated generations ever since. This Friends Children's Program is suitable for children in grades K-5. Everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Summer Day Camp Registration

Registration is March 25th at 8:00 a.m. for Residents and April 1st at 8:00 a.m. for Non-Residents. 
In order to avoid complications during the registration process, please do not use a mobile device (i.e. cell phone) and we highly suggest using Google Chrome as your browser. (Internet Explorer users have experienced issues in the past)

Current families: If adding a child to the family account, the parent must email Paula ( with the following information before March 20th. The system does not allow parents to add children to an already established Procare account. 
a. New child’s name 
b. Birthdate 
c. Any allergies 
Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours   - 650 Clearwater Road 
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
Community News and Events
CMN Gala Ticket Announcement
Saturday, March 28, 2020
161 Museum Dr., Hershey

Life’s a journey — full of ups and downs and unexpected challenges. Our Miracle Children are also on a journey…with the hope that one day they will find a road that leads to a miracle.

Some patients begin their journeys with a trip on the Life Lion pediatric ambulance or in an isolette that’s racing to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Some kids travel weekly to one of our many outpatient clinics for rehabilitation or continued care.

Help us pave an easier road for these Miracle Children and their families by supporting A Miracle Journey gala.

Featuring Special Guest Pro Football Hall of Famer and former safety Brian Dawkins.

  • 6:00 p.m. Reception, Silent Auction, Raffle Eclectic display of vehicles from the Age of Aquarius
  • 7:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 8:30 p.m. Program hosted by comedian Earl David Reed Remarks by Brian Dawkins and Miracle Families
  • 9:15 p.m. Entertainment provided by That Band

Dress is black-tie optional. Guests are invited to dress in a classy, 1960’s or 70’s theme. $200 per ticket. Sponsorship opportunities available. 

To learn more or RSVP, visit or call 717-531-6606
Hershey High School Theater Presents
The Addams Family
Friday, February 28th 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 29th 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 1st 1:30 p.m.

The house will open at 7 p.m. (1 p.m. for the matinee)

Ticket Information:
Adult Tickets: $12.00
Senior Citizen/Student Tickets: $10.00
Children ages 2 & under (held, on lap): Free

General Admission seating (rear of the auditorium—Rows AA-JJ): $15.00, at the door

Online sales end 15 minutes before the start time of the performance.

Please print your ticket before arrival.

There will be a free Senior Citizen Preview of the show on Thursday, February 27th at 6:30 p.m.

*Please note that special effects and lighting will be used throughout the show*
Hershey High School Hall of Fame Class of 2020 OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS
The Hershey High School Athletic Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for induction into the Hall of Fame Class of 2020. 

For consideration for induction, an applicant must be a graduate of Hershey High School and their graduating class at least 10 years prior to the current year. Aside from individual athletes, coaches and teams may be nominated as well. 

To obtain an application, contact the Hershey High School Athletic Office by calling 717-531-2205. You may also print an application through the link on the Derry Township School District website under the Athletics tab, Athletic Hall of Fame sub-tab, or click this link.

To be considered for this year’s class of inductees, all nomination forms MUST be completed and turned in no later than Friday April 24, 2020.  

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact the HHS Athletic Director.
Hershey Aquatic Club's New Swim Lessons Program
The Hershey Aquatic Club is pleased to announce that we will now be offering swim lessons for children ages 4 – 9. Swim lessons will be offered for different levels from Beginner to Pre-Competitive.

Visit for more information and to register online

Online registration for the first two sessions opens February 20th

Session size is limited and will be filled on a first come basis.  
The Mortel High Hopes for Haiti Foundation - Carnival In the Caribbean
Plan to take a break from the cold and join us for a Mardi Gras Celebration. The festive evening is sure to heat up with good food and great music. Dance the night away, bid on spectacular auction items and enjoy the energy of the islands, all to benefit the poorest of poor children in Haiti. Visit our website to purchase tickets:  (Beer and wine included in the ticket price.)

Date:  Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time:  6-11 p.m.
Place:  Purcell Friendship Hall, Milton Hershey School Campus
10th Annual Ice Skating Party
Friday, February 21, 2020

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Historic Hersheypark Arena

WELCOME 2020! Sharpen your blades…It’s time for the annual Skate Party!

Our guests will enjoy special opportunities offered only on this evening. Participants have a chance to meet Coco, taste some treats, and have fun with friends and neighbors. As always, guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy a self-guided tour of the “Old Barn.”

One of the long standing traditions will be the program on how the Arena ice is created and how the Zamboni is used to create an ideal ice-skating surface. Everyone will get an up-close look at the Zamboni and can have their picture taken with this iconic symbol of ice hockey.  Don’t miss out on the chance to explore this historical landmark and strap on those skates. 

Event Details:

Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance - our price hasn’t changed since we started hosting this annual tradition and it’s a great family deal! 
• Admission price is $5 per person with advance purchase of tickets at the Historical Society or on, or $7 at the door. 
• The price of tickets includes skate rentals, self-guided tours, lectures, and light refreshments. Children under five skate free. ALL GUESTS MUST PURCHASE A TICKET.
• Parking will be available at no charge. Please enter the Arena at Box Office 4. 
For more information call the Historical Society at 717-520-0748 or contact

We can't wait to see you out on the ice!
The Federated Women’s Club of Hershey reunites with Hershey Lions Club to serve Pork and Sauerkraut!
The Federated Women’s Club of Hershey is reuniting with the Hershey Lions Club to serve its annual pork and sauerkraut community dinner. The clubs joined forces in 2019 to renew the annual tradition after a two-year hiatus. Proceeds benefit the community. Over thirty-years of pork and sauerkraut dinners have helped raise over $100,000 for scholarships for high school students.
The next dinner is planned for Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 433 E. Main Street in Hummelstown. Take-out meals will be available. Tickets will be pre-sold and are available now from members of both clubs.

Residents can learn more about the Federated Women’s Club of Hershey on Facebook at @FedWomensClubHershey. For more information about the Hershey Lions Club please visit our website at
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