Derry Township eNews, November 8, 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
Understanding Boundaries in the Me Too Movement
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
Animal Signs
Sunday, November 10 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Lancaster County Parks & Recreation will teach us how to spot them the animals living in our area! Animal Signs focuses on tracking, scat and other “signs” left behind by animals that may be used for identification. Then join us for a “field trip” to the library’s riparian buffer and see how many animal signs we can find. Registration is not required for this Friends Children's Program suitable for children in grades K-5. Please contact Rita Smith at or call 717-533-6555 with any questions.
"Staying Safe on our Roads Today" Seminar
Tuesday, November 12 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This Adult Library Program will be presented by Penn State Health in collaboration with the Derry Township Police Department at the Hershey Public Library. As part of this seminar, participants will actually have the opportunity to utilize a driving simulator provided by the Pediatric Trauma and Injury Center of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. This simulator is a “hands on” demonstration to fully understand the impact of distracted/impaired driving. The software was made available through a grant from The Association of Faculty and Friends of the hospital. This program is open to any adult driver interested in learning ways to stay safe on our roads today.There is no fee, but all persons must register to attend, either online or by calling the library’s Public Services Desk at 717-533-6555. If you have questions, please contact Julie Brnik at
Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours   - 650 Clearwater Road 
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
Community News and Events
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
Tickets Still Available for Feed The Need
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.
Community Thanksgiving Meal
What is better than a homemade Thanksgiving meal, complete with all the trimmings?? Sharing this home cooked meal with others!! Join us at Grace United Methodist Church located at 433 East Main Street in Hummelstown, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28th). We will be hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner open to the community, complete with turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish and homemade pies! If you are able to attend, please give us a call at the church office, 717-566-2897. We hope you can come spend this holiday with us!

The Hershey Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to invite you to the Third annual Thanksgiving meal. The Hershey Volunteer Fire Department is excited to open its doors and share the holiday. Please come spend the day with them while enjoying great food and great company. No reservations required and of course all the traditional fixings provided 100% by the firefighters.
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