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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHParkland Youth Services Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes looks on as the Oreo tasters get to work. Rylee Moyer of South Whitehall, and Joey Samaritano of North Whitehall are the first two tasters ready to fill out ballots March 6 at the Oreo taste test. PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHParkland Youth Services Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes looks on as the Oreo tasters get to work. Rylee Moyer of South Whitehall, and Joey Samaritano of North Whitehall are the first two tasters ready to fill out ballots March 6 at the Oreo taste test.
Waiting to taste the Oreos are Cora Toole of South Whitehall, Joey Samaritano of North Whitehall, and Aiden Moyer of South Whitehall. Waiting to taste the Oreos are Cora Toole of South Whitehall, Joey Samaritano of North Whitehall, and Aiden Moyer of South Whitehall.
Sean Jeon, of Upper Macungie, enjoys milk to go at the Oreo tasting test. Pouring the milk is Youth Services Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes. Sean Jeon, of Upper Macungie, enjoys milk to go at the Oreo tasting test. Pouring the milk is Youth Services Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes.
Lulu Kocher, right, is the first to have her name picked to receive a package of her favorite Oreo cookies. Her favorite flavor is lemon which she took home. Rylee Moyer, of South Whitehall, is on the left. Lulu Kocher, right, is the first to have her name picked to receive a package of her favorite Oreo cookies. Her favorite flavor is lemon which she took home. Rylee Moyer, of South Whitehall, is on the left.

National Oreo Day celebrated at Parkland Library

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

Every day there is some reason to celebrate food, and March 6 was no different.

It was National Oreo Day.

An Oreo taste test was set up in the Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall, for kids in second grade and older to give their taste buds a sweet treat.

Parkland Youth Services Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes, who wanted to celebrate, too, set up seven plates of various flavors of Oreos for the test.

Each child received a ballot to guess the flavor of each of the seven varieties.

And, there was even milk available for dunking.

After the tasting, Hoimes revealed the correct flavors.

Cookie A was birthday cake and cookie B was lemon flavored,

Cookie C was salted caramel and D was carrot cake.

Cookie E was mint flavored, F was chocolate and cookie G was red velvet.

The favorite by a raise of hands was mint and the second favorite was chocolate.

All the ballots were then placed in a box and the person whose ballot was chosen first received a package of Oreos of their choice.

Ballots were chosen until the seven packages of Oreos were gone.