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June 7th – National Donut Day!

 
national donut day 2013Each year National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday in June.

This event was created in 1938 by The Salvation Army to honor The Salvation Army Lassie’s who served coffee and donuts to the soldiers during World War I.

Salvation Army volunteers set up “huts” overseas in abandoned buildings close to the front lines. The Salvation Army Lassie’s provided baked goods, writing supplies and clothes mending to the soldiers. Serving the sweet treats brought comfort to the soldiers who were likely missing the comfort of their family.

The Lassie’s found it difficult to provide freshly baked goods due to the condition of the hut’s. Two volunteer’s Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance decided to fry donuts on soldiers’ helmets. Seven donuts were able to be fried per batch. Try the original Salvation Army Lassie’s Doughnut Recipe.

For National Donut Day there are donut shops offering freebies or deals.

Here are some donut deals:

Participating Dunkin Donuts shops are offering a FREE donut with purchase of a Dunkin’ beverage. Offer is valid at participating shops June 1, while supplies are available. Browse local shops.

Participating Krispy Kreme Doughnut shops are offering a FREE doughnut June 1, with no purchase required. Browse for local shops on the Krispy Kreme website.

FREE contest–Entenmann’s and The Salvation Army are featuring a Donut Day Sweepstakes for lots of free donuts and other prizes. Enter online for FREE, no purchase necessary.

Don’t forget to check your local listings for the deals in your local area.
 
 
 
 

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January 12 – National Glazed Donut Day

 

Today is National Glazed Donut Day!


 
glazed doughnut

While no one really knows when donuts were invented or who invented them. Doughnuts were originally made as a long twist of dough, not in the ring form that is most common these days. It was also common in England for donuts to be made in a ball shape and injected with Jam after they were cooked, this is still very common in England. The ring donut common to America just seemed to appear, but an American, Hansen Gregory, claimed to have invented it in 1847 when he was traveling on a steam boat. He was not satisfied with the texture of the center of the donut so he pressed a hole in the center with the ship’s pepper box.

• Doughnut vs. Donut? There has been much debate among experts as to whether “doughnut” or “donut” is the proper spelling. “Doughnut” is actually proper, but “donut” is acceptable. If you look in older dictionaries, you’ll only find “doughnut.” However, the Merriam-Webster dictionary now lists “donut” as a variant of “doughnut.” Either way you spell it, they’re still delicious!

• The first Friday in June is designated as National Doughnut Day.

• In the U.S. alone, more than 10 billion donuts are made every year.

• Per capita, Canada has more donut shops than any other country.

• Adolph Levitt invented the first donut machine in 1920.

• The US donut industry is worth 3.6 billion dollars.

 
 
 
 

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