Hersheypark

Rudy Vallee at Hershey Park Ball Room, 1930

In 1913, Hershey Park Ball Room opened. Seventeen years later, the ballroom gained national notoriety when Rudy Vallee, one of music’s first teen idols, performed to a sold out crowd. According to the Hershey Community Archives in a Spring 2011 Derry Township newsletter, John Sollenberger was responsible for booking Vallee: Hershey Ballroom typically paid $250-$300 …

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Amusement Park Ride Height Exception | Derry Township Zoning Ordinance

Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania is the municipality¬†in which Hersheypark resides. (There are three other¬†Derry Townships in Pennsylvania as well: in Mifflin County, in Montour County, and in Westmoreland County.) The township passed its first Zoning Ordinance in 1967 and and updated second Zoning Ordinance in 1978. Text for the 1978 version is not currently …

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