Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Carlisle and Hershey, PA

My brother-in-law lives in Carlisle, PA which happens to only be a little ways from Hershey, PA...the sweetest place on earth. If you know me, you know that I LOVE chocolate : )
We learned about Milton Hershey and how he created not only his factory, but an entire town for his workers. We're talking, everything: public library, entertainment, light posts that are Hershey Kisses on Chocolate Ave and he created the town during the Great Depression! Milton and his wife could not have children, so they created an orphanage. The Milton Hershey school is still operational today and includes not only orphans, but also is also open to other children whose families could not otherwise afford it. Mr. Hershey left his entire personal fortune to the school. Amazing!

We went to Hershey World and went through the museumy part and then Carol, Roger and I made our Hershey's bar. Mine had pretzels and toffee pieces and had sprinkles on top. Perfection!

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