Friday, June 3, 2011

National Donut Day

Today is National Donut Day. 

Create a "Virtual Donut" and then make your readers' mouths water by describing it!

Click on the picture to create your own "Virtual Donut".

Get a Free Donut! 
Read the details here.
     To celebrate this festive occasion, participating Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donut locations will be giving away free donuts nationwide. In order to get a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts a beverage purchase of any size is required, but no purchase is necessary at Krispy Kreme locations.

History of Donut Day...with a fantastic Chicago connection!

National Donut Day has been the first Friday in June for the past 73 years. National Donut Day started in 1938 as a fund raiser for the Chicago Salvation Army to provide for the needy during the Great Depression and to honor the Salvation Army “Lassies” of the First World War.  In 1917, after the US entered World War 1, the Salvation Army established places for service men to momentarily escape war and get a little bit of home in abandoned building on the front lines called ”huts”. These huts would provide baked goods, supplies for letters home and clothing mending services to enlisted men by female volunteers of the Salvation Army known as Lassies.”  via Examiner

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