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Chronology

DateEvent
January 01, 1963Milton Hershey School renovates and expands the Supply Center, including dismantling the old kitchen (site of M.S. Hershey's early chocolate experimentations). [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1963.]
January 01, 1963Milton Hershey School dismantles Ivanhoe, an early student home. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1963.]
January 01, 1963The Friends of the Hershey Public Library organization is established. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1963.]
January 01, 1963George Bartels retires from Hershey after 46 years of service. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1963.]
January 01, 1963Lloyd Blinco becomes general manager of the Hershey Park. He replaces George Bartels. His assistant is Stanley M. Carpenter. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1963.]
January 01, 1963The Mill Chute is rethemed and becomes the Lost River. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1963.]
January 01, 1963Jay North, TV's Dennis the Menace appears on the bandstand stage. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1963.]
January 01, 1963Reese Plant expands with a 200,000 square feet addition. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1963.]
January 01, 1963The Women's Club Building, formerly named the Cocoa House is demolished. The building was erected in 1905. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1963.]
January 03, 1963John O. Hershey is elected President of Milton Hershey School. Richard A. Rudisill is appointed Headmaster.
February 25, 1963Butter Chip Bar introduced. Discontinued September 1968.
April 18, 1963Highmeadow Campground, a community camping and picnic facility, opens to Derry Township residents.
May 01, 1963Highmeadow Campground opens for tourists.
May 05, 1963Peggy Evans is crowned 60th Anniversary Queen.
May 16, 1963Hershey Chocolate Corporation announces plans to construct a chocolate plant in Oakdale, California.
May 18, 1963Dutch Wonderland opens with 14 acres, 4 rides and 18 employees.
June 01, 1963Hershey Volunteer Fire Company is host to the 45th annual Dauphin County Firemen's Parade and Convention. The company also hosted this event in 1932 and 1949. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in June 1963.]
June 15, 1963Hershey Chocolate Corporation of Canada, Ltd. opens a chocolate plant in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada.
June 24, 1963Hershey Chocolate Corporation acquires H.B. Reese Candy Co., Inc.
August 23, 1963Orphans Court of Pennsylvania approves transfer of $50,000,000 from Milton Hershey School Trust to The M.S. Hershey Foundation for The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
September 01, 1963Hershey Country Club refurbishes their clubhouse, High Point Mansion.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in September 1963.]
September 04, 1963Butterscotch Topping, Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping, and Mint Chocolate Topping introduced.
September 13, 1963Hershey Chocolate Eggs introduced.
September 13, 1963Hershey Chocolate Corporation gifts Hershey with Cocoa Plaza, an indoor-outdoor pool and recreation center.
October 03, 1963Cocoa House is razed in preparation for construction of the Hershey Estates office building and Drug Store (1 Chocolate Avenue).
October 20, 1963Cocoa Avenue Plaza is dedicated with a day long series of events.  It was built and furnished with Hershey Chocolate Corporation money.
November 01, 1963Sand Beach Covered Bridge is acquired by Hershey Estates.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in November 1963.]
November 13, 1963Hershey Estates purchases WEZN-AM radio station with an FM permit. Call letters are changed to WHRY-AM and WMSH-FM.
December 01, 1963Hershey Airpark is enlarged.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in December 1963.]
December 23, 1963Streetlights in the shape of wrapped and unwrapped Hershey's Kisses are installed along Chocolate Avenue during the fall and are lit during a special ceremony. They are affectionately referred to as "Hinkle's Twinkles." 
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