Girl Scouts of Colorado partnered with Western Dairy Association on this exciting venture in 2012. The event serves to raise money for Girl Scouts, while also providing children and their families a fun and tasty experience—enjoying Girl Scout cookies with dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and ice cream, all of which are provided by Meadow Gold. The event also features hands-on informational stations and games, which enable participants to learn and get excited about calcium, bone health, and proper nutrition. Milk & Cookies is geared toward girls and boys and adults of all ages.
This year’s event in Longmont had the added excitement of a Parent/Daughter Bake Off where Girl Scouts and parents worked to incorporate Girl Scout cookies into their own unique creations—allowing event attendees to enjoy these sample “bites”. Local community leaders were on hand to judge the cookie creations. This year’s judges included Chuck Allen, Executive Vice President of Guarantee Bank & Trust and his wife, Bonnie; Eric Hozempa, Executive Director of the Longmont Community Foundation; and Dennis Coombs, Mayor of Longmont.
What started out as a simple idea to host a series of receptions with milk and Girl Scout cookies, has blossomed into a fun and unique programming event featuring tasty treats and hands-on information stations and games. Activity stations include: Dairy Then & Now, From the Farm to the Table, Calcium Facts, Think Your Drink, Nutrition IQ, Mr. Bottle Bones, Get Fit, and Make Your Own Butter. Food tables provide a variety of dairy products: Milk & Cookies (cookies paired with white, chocolate, and strawberry milk), Yogurt & Fruit (fresh berries with strawberry, blueberry, peach, raspberry, and strawberry/banana yogurts), Sour Cream & Veggies (vegetables with French onion, green chili, jalapeno, and ranch sour creams), and Ice Cream & Cookies (our most popular booth where children select favorite cookies to smash and sprinkle over vanilla or chocolate ice cream).
Thank you to our sponsors and financial supporters!
Milk & Cookies is a free event! Corporate and community sponsorships make this possible.
E. George Patterson
Lyons, Gaddis, Kahn & Hall, P.C.
Longmont United Hospital
La Momo Maes Bakery
La Vita Bella Coffee
Sara M. Wagers Johnson, P.C.
Yuma County Federal Credit Union
Wray Meat Packing, Inc.
South Forty Auto Body, Wray
Baucke Funeral Service, Yuma
Nails by Melissa
Hinkle’s Insurance Agency
Milk & Cookies events are free and open to the public to all ages.