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Trick or Treat Scheduled for Wednesday, October 31, 2018

To most youngsters, there is nothing better than getting free candy!  But because safety probably will not be their first priority, parents can help make sure this Halloween will be a safe one by following these tips:

  • Costumes should be bright and reflective and not drag on the ground; masks should allow for unobstructed vision and kid’s shoes should fit their feet.
  • Make sure young children are accompanied by an adult, even if it’s not you.
  • Pack a flashlight in the candy bag for use while walking after dark.
  • Stay away from houses that are dark.
  • If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic using the flashlight for safety.
  • A cell phone should be handy to call 911 in case of emergency.
  • Inspect all candy. Although tampering is rare, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
  • As a homeowner, it is your duty to make sure the yard is clear of anything that could be a tripping hazard (i.e. hoses, ladders, flower pots, dog toys, unlit steps).
  • Jack O’Lanterns should be lit by battery-powered flame, not a candle, to prevent a costume, bag, or decoration from catching fire.
  • Lock your dog or cats up in a room where they can’t see the trick-or-treaters. And don’t forget, chocolate can be deadly to pets.  Make sure kids don’t try to feed your family pet a treat!

Volunteer Memorial Day Parade Committee Starts Work On 2019 Parade

The Memorial Day Parade Committee has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, October 18, 2018 to begin planning for the 2019 parade.  The meeting will start at 7:00 pm and will be held in the East Donegal Township Municipal Building, 190 Rock Point Road.

Everyone interested in volunteering with the planning, or interested in helping the day of the parade, is encouraged to attend.  This event is not possible without volunteers from the community.

For more information regarding the activities of the parade Committee, and parade details, please follow them on Facebook at



Flooding Delays Completion of New Route 23 Bridge

The reopening of the bridge carrying Route 23 (Marietta Avenue) over Chickies Creek, located at the East Donegal-West Hempfield township line in Lancaster County, has been delayed until November. The bridge was previously scheduled to be completed in October. However, more flooding at the bridge site has adversely affected the construction schedule.

Motorists will continue to be detoured around the bridge closure by way of Route 441 (Chickies Hill Road), Route 30, and Prospect Road (State Route 4001) until the new bridge opens.

In the event of more unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may still change.

This bridge is referred to as JV-253 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, visit Additional information on P3 programs in Pennsylvania can be found at or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email