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 Community Events

 

Public Meetings

Board of Supervisors

4th Monday of each month - 7:00 pm

Planning Commission

1st Tuesday of each month - 7:30 pm

Zoning Hearing Board

Meetings held on an "as needed" basis

Rye Township Community Association

4th Thursday of each month, March to November at the New Valley Rd. Park bldg.

Recycling

Recycling Dumpsters are located in the gravel parking lot beside the municipal building- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week  "FOR RYE TWP RESIDENTS ONLY"

Recreation Board

2nd Monday of the month 7:00 pm


Public Events
 
Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt
Rye Township kicks off spring in April with an Easter Egg Hunt in the Rye Township Community Park on New Valley Road.

The hunt starts at 11:00 AM and is for children ages 10 and under.
This annual event is sponsored by The Rye Township Parks and Recreation Board.
 
The Parks and Recreation board provides various games and prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny, goody bags filled with candy and party favor gifts and plastic eggs filled with candy. The hunt is divided into three age groups; 4 and under, 5-7,and 8-10.
 
In 2013,we treated approximately 70 children!
In 2014, we treated approximately 55 children!
In 2015, we want to see YOU!
Fishing Derby
 
See the Calendar of Events for details.
 
Fishing Derby
Junior anglers try their luck at our Annual Fishing Derbyin the Rye Township Community Park in early June.  Fishing starts at 9:00 AM and the last fish are pulled out at 11:00 AM.  The event is for children ages 3 to 11 years old.  Fun for the whole family!
 
See the Calendar of Events for details.
 
Spring Cleanup
Rye Township sponsors a Spring Cleanup for Township Residents each Spring, in early May. 
 
See the Fall Cleanup information for more details....
 
See the Calendar of Events for details.
 
Thursdays in the Park -"THIS PROGRAM WILL NOT BE HELD IN 2015"
Join us in the Rye Township Community Park, Thursdays in July, at 10:00 AM. 

This summer program is for children ages 6 to 13

 

Each week will include a variety of activities such as:  nature exploration, sports, games, arts & crafts, music and drama.  Light snacks and beverages will be provided, but children should bring their own lunch. 

 

Ages 6 - 13, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Call 717-957-3727 to pre-register
 
See the Calendar of Events for details.
 
Sundaes in the Park
Join us in the Community Park and build your own ice cream sundae with delicious ice cream, tons of toppings and lots of fun!  Held in August, this FREE event is sponsored by the Recreation Board.
 
See the Calendar of Events for details.
 
Fall Cleanup
Rye Township sponsors a Fall Cleanup for Township Residents each fall, in late September/early October. 
 
This service is only for township residents as part of their trash collection service.  The stub from the most recent trash bill is required as proof of residency.
 
A resident is permitted to bring ONE pick-up truck sized load to the rear of the Township Building for unloading into dumpsters.  Four (4) car or truck tires per residence are also permitted.  Refrigerators and freezers must have freon removed.
 
NO hazardous materials are permitted such as turpentine, paint thinners, paint strippers and removers, varnishes, paints, drain cleaners, swimming pool chemicals, weed killers, pesticides, fuel additives, gasoline, kerosene, or anti-freeze.
 
We ask that you separate larger bulk items such as washers, dryers, water heaters, etc., and place them so that they are easily accessible to facilitate unloading of these items into a separate dumpster for scrap iron. 
 
See the Calendar of Events for details.
 
 
Apple Butter BoilStirring Apple Butter
Rye Township celebrates fall each year with the Annual Apple Butter Boil.  Held in October at the Community Park, this event is run by the Rye Township Community Association. 
 
Apple butter prepared in this event and apple cider is sold to raise funds for the Association; volunteer participation is welcome to assist with apple preparation and stirring the kettles throughout the day.
 
See the Calendar of Events for details.
 
Halloween in the Park
 
Halloween Pumpkin
 
 
Celebrate Halloween in Rye Township. 
 
Meet us in the Community Park for a haunted trail, hayrides, music, food, pumpkin decorating, bonfire, costume parade and judging. 
All ages are welcome and all activities are free.
 
See the Calendar of Events for details.
 
 
Trick or Treat
Rye Township designates the Township Trick or Treat night annually.  We recommend that all children be accompanied by a parent, visit homes in their immediate neighborhood, wear flame proof costumes that are light colored and have reflective tape and carry a flashlight.  Parents should check all food items before they are eaten. 
 
Check our Calendar of Events or call the Township office for Trick or Treat night information.
 
 
Christmas Lights 
Christmas Decorating Contest -THIS WILL NOT BE HELD IN 2015
A Christmas Decorating Contest is held each year for township residents interested in having their homes considered for one of three prizes offered.  You must register your name and address with the Rye Township office prior to December 1st. 
 
Judging will occur either the week prior to or the week after Christmas. 
 
Three winners will receive $25.00 cash prizes from the Rye Township Parks and Recreation Board.