UPDATE – PennDOT Announces March 30, 2021 Start of Construction on Route 772 Bridge over Donegal Creek

Harrisburg, PA PennDOT announced today that a bridge replacement project is set to begin on the Route 772 (Anderson Ferry Road) bridge spanning Donegal Creek between Musser Road (Route 4017) and Rock Point Road (T-673) in East Donegal Township, Lancaster County.

After many delays, the bridge will be closed Tuesday, March 30, 2021, and is expected to be closed to traffic until November 30, 2021. A detour will be in place using Colebrook Road (Route 4046), Donegal Springs Road (Route 4002), Angle Street (Route 4015) and Main Street (Route 230). (CLICK HERE FOR DETOUR MAP)

This bridge is the second of a $2,877,000 two-bridge contract awarded to Susquehanna Valley Construction, Corp., of New Cumberland, PA. A bridge on Route 230 spanning Donegal Creek in Mount Joy Township was completed last year.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Dave Thompson 717-418-5018

Source: PennDOT Engineering District 8


GEARS to Offer Recreation Programs in East Donegal Township

The East Donegal Township Park Commission has been working with GEARS (Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services) to bring an offering of recreational programs to the Township.  By bringing programs into the Township, residents receive preferred registration fees and have the opportunity to enjoy activities here locally in Township parks and facilities.  Be sure to watch the Township website (along with the GEARS website for future programs here in East Donegal Township.

Astronomy 101

Enjoy a night of fun as we share the love of astronomy with you! There will be a presentation that will focus on astronomy basics. You will learn to navigate the night sky using only your eyes. You will even get to take home your very own planisphere to practice your newly learned skills at home. You will get pro tips on how to maximize your ability to see objects and the best time to observe objects. Live demonstrations that will be fun for all ages. If conditions allow, there could be a possibility for a special guest. Ages 6-20. Parent/Guardian must be present for under age 16.

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Time: 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Where: Chickies Creek Day Use Area  
Cost: $15

Register online at or call GEARS at 717-367-0355. 

Food Smarts, Healthy Choices

Want to start eating healthy but don’t know how? Or maybe you just want the peace of mind knowing you are on the right path to achieving your health goals. Join Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Mallory Ziegler, as she discusses good nutrition and simple strategies for eating healthy. Ages 18+

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Where: East Donegal Township Municipal Building
Cost: $15

Register online at or call GEARS at 717-367-0355.

Seniors Eating Well

Are you a caregiver to an older adult? Do you have questions about how to provide the best nutrition care to enhance their quality of life? This class is taught by Mallory Zeigler, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist working with seniors and caregivers. Join us as we discuss topics like food textures, changes in taste/smell, how to combat weight loss, and much more. Ages 18+

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: East Donegal Township Municipal Building  
Cost: $15

Register online at or call GEARS at 717-367-0355. 

Hatha Flow Yoga
Multi-level class incorporates yoga poses, conscious breathing and a meditative focus to foster strength, flexibility and relaxation. Each class includes the following phases: checking in and warming up; building heat and awakening energy; focused strength, balance and breath work; deep stretching and a final relaxation. Various options will be provided for more or less intensity throughout the class so that it is tailored to individual participant needs. Taught by Charla Lorenzen, an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). No experience necessary. Ages 14+     ZOOM only

Dates: Wednesdays, March 24, 2021 – May 26, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dates: Saturdays, March 27, 2021 – June 5, 2021 (no 5/29)
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

$65/day ($100 both days) ($75/$110 NM)

Register online at or call GEARS at 717-367-0355. 

Intro to Kayaking
Program will cover basic paddling instruction and safety. Two-hour guided paddle on the beautiful Susquehanna River with either a single or tandem sit-on-top kayak that is designed for all shapes and sizes with a large ergonomic cockpit. Ages 12+. Registration Deadline is May 8. 

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Chiques Rock Outfitters LLC
$50 single kayak
$65 tandem kayak

Pedal to Paddle
Bike the Northwest River Trail with a premium bike from the Cycle Works and experience a guided paddle on the Susquehanna River with either a single or tandem sit-on-top kayak that is designed for all shapes and sizes with a large ergonomic cockpit. Ages 12+  Registration deadline is May 17.

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Chiques Rock Outfitters LLC
$105 single bike and kayak
$180 2 bikes and tandem kayak


2021 Township Scholarship Information Now Available

The 2021 East Donegal Township Board of Supervisors Scholarship Program information, and application, is now available for pick-up at the Township Office, 190 Rock Point Road, or can be downloaded HERE.

Started in 2015, the program awards a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior currently attending Donegal High School, and a resident of East Donegal Township, that plans to further their education as a full-time student at an accredited junior college, college, university, or vocational school.  Award money is for one year only and for the purposes of tuition, books, and fees only. 

A scholarship award selection considers (no priority given) field of study, character, scholastic record, involvement in community work, written recommendations and extracurricular activities of all applicants in determining the scholarship recipient.  Financial need is not an eligibility factor.

The application deadline is 4:00 PM April 15, 2021. Winners will be notified in writing by May 10, 2021 and will be invited to attend the Donegal School District’s Senior Awards Night to be held on Monday, May 17, 2021.  The winner will also be asked to attend an East Donegal Township Board of Supervisors meeting and have their picture taken for the Township newsletter.

Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the school attended by the scholarship winner upon receipt of verification of enrollment at a college, university, or vocational school, successful completion of one semester of full-time enrollment and invoice of tuition for second semester of enrollment.

Employees and Board of Supervisors of East Donegal Township and their immediate family members are not eligible.