Just A Dream Becomes Reality in Forks Township

New frozen yogurt business in Giant food center on Sullivan Trail opens Saturday with a ribbon cutting attended by state Rep. Joe Emrick, township officials and area chamber representatives.

Island Banana, Very Strawberry, New York Cheesecake, Thin Mint Cookie, Cake Batter, Strawberry Lemonade, Blueberry and, of course, chocolate and vanilla.

All lowfat and no-fat. And all available now in .

The frozen yogurt craze hit the township Saturday with state and area chamber representatives and township officials celebrating the opening of with a ribbon cutting.

"This business started as a conversation a year ago," said Karen Hickey of Forks Township, who owns the business with her brother, Kurt Stocker, and his wife, Gina. "What was just a dream is now a reality."

They were welcomed by Alison Miers, vice president of Easton initiatives for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. The business is in the on Sullivan Trail.

"Thank you for making the decision to invest in our community," state Rep. Joe Emrick said. "This means a lot to us."

Township Supervisors Chairman Erik Chuss also welcomed the business.

"We're really excited," Chuss said. "It's created quite a buzz. I'm sure you'll be a success."

After the ribbon cutting, customers couldn't wait to get a taste of the new business.

Mikey Martyak, 8, son of Forks Township supervisor Dan Martyak, was the first customer Saturday. A soft opening was held Friday night.

"It tastes good," said Martyak, who had his cup filled with a vanilla-chocolate swirl. "I like it."

The business employs 11 people, all mainly from Forks Township, Hickey said.

And since patrons serve themselves, she said labor costs are kept lower. The store bought six yogurt machines at a cost of $100,000.

The business works with a simple concept: Fill it, top it, weigh it.

After choosing a yogurt flavor, patrons can top it with goodies such as different fruits like kiwi and strawberries, M&Ms, gummy bears, peanuts, granola, cereal, hot fudge and caramel, sprinkles and other items.

The weight cost is 49 cents per ounce or $7 a pint.

YoCream Frozen Yogurt contains high levels of probiotic live and active cultures and is a good source of calcium.

The store, which features purple and lime colors, replaces a postal service operation that was in the location.

Just A Dream's hours are 11 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.


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