Happy Whoopie Pie Day! Did you know that April 20 is the 10th anniversary of the Whoopie Pie becoming the state of Maine’s Official Treat?
A number of UMaine alumni played a role in the legislative undertaking, including Amos Orcutt ’64, former Rep. Emily Cain ’02, and First Lady Karen Weston Baldacci ’83, ’01G. Former nutrition professor Katherine Musgrave ’74 CAS, ’06 Hon Sc. D. was a cheerleader for the designation.
The whoopie pie was designated the official state treat in 2011, though Maine’s official dessert is blueberry pie.