Derry Township eNews, March 13, 2020
Current News
The Township of Derry's Emergency Management Agency is actively monitoring this situation and has been in close communication with county, state, and federal agencies. While some events involving large gatherings of people have been cancelled, basic Township operations will continue until otherwise noted. Please remain calm and maintain good hygiene practices of:
  • Avoiding sick people
  • Covering Sneezes and Coughs
  • Washing hands for 20 seconds
For more information visit the PA Dept. of Health's website.
Traffic Alert
The portion of Sand Hill Road from Cherry Drive to Forest Ave will be closed starting at 7:00 p.m. Friday night (3/13) through 6:00 a.m. Monday (3/16) so PPL can complete work on the underground transmission line. During this time, traffic will be detoured around the site via Fishburn Road and roadways in the Glen Acres development. Residents and guests to Country Meadows will still be able to access the facility via Cherry Drive from the intersection of Cherry Drive and Sand Hill Road. Residents in the 500 block of Sand Hill Road will be able to access their properties from the same intersection.   The work is being done on a weekend to minimize the impact to residents and to the Hershey Medical Facility. For more information or questions, please visit or email
Hershey Are All Thing Diversity
This week's Hershey Area All Things Diversity session featured Todd Snovel, who provided information on LGBTQ individuals and some of the unique challenges they may face in the workplaces and community. Participants identified 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, we can take steps to ensure that our businesses, organizations, and community activities deliver warm and welcoming experiences to everyone. View the presentation here: 

Join Us at The Library
Open Chess Event
Saturday, March 14 - 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. or later
Open to chess players of all ages and skill levels. This will be a rated chess event so current United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required. Sign up for USCF at  if you are not currently a member. Young players and players new to rated chess tournaments are welcome and encouraged to participate! Register to attend at . For more information, please visit the library's website at
Tween & Teen Lounge
Wednesday, March 18 - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Relax at the library with video games, tabletop games, and art supplies. All available to Middle and High Schoolers. For grades 6 and above.
No registration needed, simply come at your convenience between 3 and 5 p.m. Presented by Kendra Mase.
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
16th Annual "Soldiers of the Law" Memorial Motorcycle Ride
What: The 16th Annual Soldiers of the Law" Motorcycle Ride
When: Saturday, April 25 from 11pm-2pm
Where: 187 E Hershey Park Dr, Hershey - - The Ride starts and ends at the PA State Police Academy 
Who: Welcome to any motorcyclists!
How: Call the Museum at 717.534.0565 to register or download a form online -
Ultimate Frisbee
The Joy of Sports Foundation is presenting a series of games on Sunday afternoons from 3-4:30 p.m. beginning on March 29th for Hershey-area boys and girls in 9th - 12th grades.

Co-ed teams of 7 will be "formed" and mixed-up each week. Some experienced players will be on hand for informal guidance as well as other adults to provide supervision.

The registration fee is $35 for an individual.

For more information and to register online, go to
AFF Gala Ticket Announcement
Saturday, April 18, 2020
The Hotel Hershey 6:30pm
The Association of Faculty and Friends at Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine.
A Roaring 20’s Themed Gala is planned to benefit the mission of AFF to support and promote medical education, research, clinical care, scholarship and community service.
Come enjoy the music of classical pianist Elena Millar and dance the night away to the musicians and vocalists of The Uptown Band!
Silent and Live Auctions are planned. To learn more and to register go to and
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, dancing 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.
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