Derry Township eNews, February 21, 2020
Current News
Board of Supervisors Reorganizes at February 18th Meeting
The Derry Township Board of Supervisors held a special meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 for the purpose of reorganizing. The reorganization meeting was held due to the addition of Supervisor Chris Abruzzo, who was appointed on February 11, 2020 to serve the remainder of former Supervisor Marc Moyer’s term.

The Board voted to appoint Mr. Abruzzo as the chairman and appointed Natalie Nutt as vice-chair and Carter Wyckoff as board secretary.

In addition, under new business, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to hire special counsel Ms. Diane Tokarsky, a construction law specialist from McNees Wallace & Nurick, to help guide the Board with the new Hershey Community Center project. The initial scope of work is set to not exceed 20 hours.
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: Films From Around the World
Saturday, February 22 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Friends Winter Film Festival concludes with the 1999 movie, Tea With Mussolini, starring Cher, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Joan Plowright. Rated PG. Set in Italy, the film is about an orphaned Italian boy who is raised amongst a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during World War II. Everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Friends provide snacks. 
Hershey Public Library presents An Afternoon of Jazz
Sunday, February 23 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Come listen to Abe Ovadia. Abe is a "jazz virtuoso”, a preeminent guitarist on the New York jazz scene who has developed a unique identity on the instrument and as a band leader. Featuring an innovative and emotionally charged energy that is unrelenting. Music lovers of all ages will really enjoy this live performance! Please register online at for this Friends Program or call the library at 717-533-6555.
Community Blood Drive will be held at the Hershey Public Library
Monday, February 24 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank's bloodmobile will be in the library's parking lot. No appointment is necessary. Please bring a form of ID with you. Donors must have eaten within a four-hour period prior to donating! If you are unable to attend the blood drive on this day, you may donate at a place and time more convenient to you. When you give the library’s account # 1072, the library will be able to get credit for your donation. Thank you!
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
Hershey Symphony Orchestra Schedules Derby-Themed Musical Gala at the new Englewood Venue
The Hershey Symphony Orchestra announces its new fundraising event, “A Night at the Derby,” Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the new Englewood venue in Hershey.
The evening will feature music from orchestral groups and the Hershey Symphony Dance Band. Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and Kentucky Derby fun.
Tickets are $75 per person and a cash bar will be available. A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible. Reservations are limited and may be made at . All proceeds benefit The Hershey Symphony Orchestra.
Business people interested in sponsorship opportunities or donating auction items may contact the Symphony at
The Englewood is Hershey’s newest music entertainment and dining destination and will open to the public in April 2020. Originally built in 1861, Englewood will feature a 130-seat restaurant, 200-seat patio, live music venue and brewery. 
Hershey Lions Celebrate Citizenship and Patriotism
During its January 2020 meeting, members of the Hershey Lions Club celebrated Citizenship and Patriotism by recognizing members of the community which included first responders and an educator. 2020 marks the 35th year that first responders have been recognized and the 19th year that educators have been recognized.  

Peter Sniderman, Firefighter of the Hershey Volunteer Fire Company, Officer Michael L. Henry, Jr. (posthumous) of the Derry Township Police Department, and Emily Gallo, 11th grade English Teacher of the Milton Hershey School, received awards in appreciation of their outstanding and dedicated service to the community. All were selected by their peers to receive these awards.  

In a particularly touching tribute, Officer Henry’s wife, Jackie Henry and son Zachary attended the event and received the award in his memory. They noted that “Officer Henry’s passion was police work and his family.” “There was nothing else we would have rather done than support him and the community,” added Henry. Officer Henry passed away on January 2, 2020. Several of his fellow officers attended the event as well. In his memory, the Hershey Lions Club gifted a donation to the Derry Township Police Department K9 Unit.  

Firefighter Sniderman has served for 3-years with the Hershey Volunteer Fire Company. According to Sniderman, “I don’t want a homeowner to be alone on their worst day.” “With firefighters there, they are not alone,” added Sniderman.  
Educator Emily Gallo’s passion for teaching was very evident. She works with students who are overcoming adversity. Gallo shared “that when asked what my dream job is, I already have it.”  

The Hershey Lions Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:15 pm at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 433 E. Main Street in Hummelstown. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information visit our website at  
Pictured (l-r): Derry Township Police Department Chief Garth Warner, Zachary Henry, Jackie Henry, teacher Emily Gallo of the Milton Hershey School, Firefighter Peter Sniderman, and Chief Patrick Leonard of the Hershey Volunteer Fire Company attended the Hershey Lions Club’s Citizenship and Patriotism event. First responders and educators are recognized annually by the Hershey Lions Club.  
Pictured: Several of the Derry Township Police Department’s officers attended the Hershey Lions Club’s Citizenship and Patriotism event. Officer Michael L. Henry, Jr. was posthumously recognized for his dedication to serving the community. Receiving his award was son Zachary Henry (third from left) and his wife Jackie Henry (fifth from left). The Hershey Lions also gifted a donation to the DTPD’s K9 Unit in Officer Henry’s memory.
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*

For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit
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!
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