Derry Township eNews, November 1, 2019
Current News
Derry Township Police Accreditation
The Derry Township Police Department, as part of our continuing effort to provide quality service to our community of residents, businesses, and visitors, is conducting a survey to gauge the performance of our department. We are required to conduct this survey through our commitment to the standards of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) but also want to continue to grow as an agency in the quality of service we provide. We are asking residents and those who work and visit Derry Township to participate in this survey. It will only take a few minutes to participate, but the information we receive will be helpful to guide us through the next several years of service to the community we honorably serve. The survey will be open until November 18, 2019 and the link to participate is
Derry Township is Hiring
The Township of Derry, has an immediate opening for a Recycling Technician. This is a part-time position, approximately 24 hours per week. Duties include the operation of a cardboard baler and a forklift as well as assisting residents in the disposal of materials both inside and outside.  

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be at least 18 years of age. Hourly pay is $ 13.89/hour.

Interview and background investigation will be conducted.

Please apply at the Derry Township Public Works Office, 650 Clearwater Road, Hershey. For additional information call the Recycling Coordinator at 717-533-2057, option 4
Understanding Boundaries in the Me Too Movement
We all have opportunities to contribute to creating a positive, respectful and safe community. The Me Too movement has shed light on how common and serious sexual harassment is, and how important it is to understand and respect boundaries. Sign up to attend the next Hershey Area All Things Diversity event on November 13 to hear Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape Chief Operating Officer Joyce Lukima, who will help us identify problematic behaviors and learn ways to interrupt disrespectful behavior when we witness it. The event is free and a light supper is provided.

The free event is organized by Derry Township, Derry Township School District, Penn State Health, The Hershey Company, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, the Downtown Hershey Association, and The Hershey Story Museum, where the event is being held. You must register to attend and seating is limited.

Join Us at The Library
Chess Tournament
Saturday, November 2 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or later)

Open to chess players of all ages and skill levels. 3 rounds with players in Quad sections based on rating and age. This will be a rated chess event so current United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required. (Sign up for USCF at Young players and players new to rated chess tournaments are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Advanced registration: $15 through
On-site registration: $20 Saturday, November 2, 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours   - 650 Clearwater Road 
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
Community News and Events
Enjoy a Presentation by the Hershey Horticulture Society
Community members are invited to attend Feed the Need 2019 to help raise funds and awareness of The Hershey Food Bank and Community Outreach on Sunday November 17 from 4:00-7:00pm at Hershey Country Club. Featured chefs from Hershey Entertainment & Resorts restaurants will again offer food samples. There will be live and silent auctions and local entertainment. Derry Township has one of the highest poverty levels in Central PA. Please join us as we raise money to help those in need. 
Tickets are available now at: 
"Stuff the Truck" at Karns
On Saturday, November 23, Derry Township Community Cats is sponsoring “Stuff the Truck” - a supply and donation drive at Karns Food Store, 731 Cherry Drive from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The community is invited to bring the following cat care items to put in our truck in front of Karns: litter boxes and scoopers, dry cat food (Purina), wet food (Fancy Feast or Friskies), cat litter (Yesterday’s News), small washable cat toys, paper towels, plates and bowls, antibacterial hand soap, clorox wipes, laundry detergent (perfume free/unscented). Karns gift cards and monetary donations are also greatly appreciated! This event helps to provide our program supplies for the upcoming year.
DTCC provides no cost trap, neuter and return (TNR) services for free roaming cats in Derry Township and low cost spay/neuter services for owned cats. For more information, visit or call the cat line at 717-592-8087.
Mehaffie Town Hall
On Wednesday, November 13th, the Hershey Indivisible Team will present a Town Hall Meeting with PA State Representative, Tom Mehaffie. After initial comments about our state government from an insider’s view, Mehaffie will take questions from the audience. The free presentation will follow a short business meeting that begins at 6:30 pm. This meeting will be held at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave., Hershey and is open to the public. Doors open at 6 pm. 

The Hershey Public Library does not sponsor or endorse this event nor any product or service offered. Questions? Please email
Enjoy a Presentation by the Hershey Horticulture Society
The William S. Bowman Trust is sponsoring a major program at the November 4, 2019, meeting of the Hershey Horticulture Society at the Brownstone Lodge, Hershey. Well known reconnoiter Kirk R. Brown will assume the role of Frederick Law Olmstead, considered to be the father of American landscape architecture. Mr. Olmstead created gardens primarily over the northeast, most notably Central Park in NYC and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.

Kirk Brown has traveled the country presenting this entertaining and informative role where “he not only portrays this great American icon but becomes Frederick Olmstead in a remarkable, believable and thoroughly enjoyable performance”.

The program begins at 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
This is My Brave Program Comes to our Community
Please join This is My Brave in Hershey, PA for the first High School edition program – a live presentation of essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by high school students living with―or loving someone with―a mental health condition. Be sure to join us in the lobby immediately following the show for a meet-and-greet with the cast and creative team!
Due to some mature content and strong language, parental guidance is advised for children under 13.
The event will be held Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Hershey Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. All tickets are general admission.
Women's Civic Club of Hershey Meeting
The Women's Civic Club of Hershey will meet on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Traditions in Hershey, 100 N Larkspur Dr, Palmyra. Dolores McGee of D. McGee Design Studios will share her expertise on landscape design, container gardens and floral arrangements. The Women's Civic Club of Hershey is open to all women 18 years and older.
23rd Annual Preservation Gala: Riding the Silver Blades
Join us on Friday, November 1, at the Giant Center when the Historical Society and Hershey Figure Skating Club proudly present a classic evening of on-ice history at our  23rd Annual Preservation Gala, Riding the Silver Blades .  The Gala will revisit 85 years of the Skating Club’s Ice Carnivals, paying tribute to stars and songs of the past. Read more and purchase tickets on the Historical Society website.

All event proceeds benefit programming for the Historical Society.
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