Thursday, 31 May 2012

Hershey, PA, USA

My Canadian pal Christine visited Hershey, USA earlier this year and surprised me with this great postcard from there.

Hershey is a census-designated place (CDP) in Derry Township, Dauphin County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Hershey's chocolates are made in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The community is located 14 miles east of Harrisburg and is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. Hershey has no legal status as an incorporated municipality and all municipal services are provided by Derry Township. The population was 12,569 at the 2000 census. It is popularly called "Chocolatetown, USA." Hershey is also referred to as "The Sweetest Place on Earth."

The community is home to The Hershey Company which also makes the well-known Hershey Bar and Hershey's Kisses, as well as the parent to the H. B. Reese Candy Company, manufacturer of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Hershey's Chocolate World is a factory store and virtual tour ride of The Hershey Company. Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company owns and operates Hersheypark, Hersheypark Stadium and other attractions such as ZooAmerica, Hershey Gardens, and is a major employer of the community and surrounding area.

Random fact of the day: Mr. Hershey originally had a ticket for the Titanic's maiden voyage.

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