WOW THERE IS SOME HISTORY TO THIS!
Each year on the first Friday in June, people participate in National Doughnut or Donut Day. This day celebrates the doughnut and honors the Salvation Army Lassies, the women that served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI.
In 1917, the original “Salvation Army Doughnut” was first served by the ladies of the Salvation Army. It was during WWI that the Salvation Army Lassies went to the front lines of Europe. Home cooked foods, provided by these brave volunteers, were a morale boost to the troops.
The doughnuts were often cooked in oil inside the metal helmets of American soldiers. American infantrymen were then commonly called “doughboys.” A more standard spelling is donut.
Salvation Army truck sitting in front of Bearscat Bakehouse in Bismarck, ND.
On this day, many bakeries and coffee shops in the United States offer doughnut deals to their customers.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate the day by enjoying your favorite doughnut. Use #NationalDonutDay or #NationalDoughnutDay when using social media.
National Doughnut Day was created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served the doughnuts to soldiers in World War I. This day began as a fund-raiser for Chicago’s Salvation Army. The goal of their 1938 fund-raiser was to help the needy during the Great Depression.
Story and image from https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-doughnut-day-first-friday-in-june/
WHERE TO GET YOUR DONUT IN WICHITA?
Dunkin’, 333 S. West St. and 11310 E. 21st St.: Customers can get a free classic doughnut of choice with any beverage purchase.
Krispy Kreme, 7777 E. Central: Each customer will get one free doughnut – any doughnut. If the company gives away 1 million doughunts on Friday, it’ll do another doughnut giveaway later this month.
LaMar’s Donuts, 3130 N. Rock Road, 10051 W. 21st St.: Each customer can get one doughnut (with a hole) for free.
The Dapper Doughnut, 701 E. Douglas: This mini-doughnut shop is offering free cinnamon sugar doughnuts and half-price 12-count boxes.
Hurts Donut, 7010 W. 21st St.: This shop isn’t giving away any freebies, but it will donate 10 percent of its Friday sales to Kansas Honor Flight.
The Donut Whole, 1720 E. Douglas, 3750 N. Woodlawn: Offering 15 percent off for those with 2019 Riverfest buttons.
Paradise Donuts, 10607 W. Maple and 612 E Douglas: Customers who visit the store each get one free glazed doughnut.
Sugar Shak Daylight Donut, 2121 N. Tyler: Selling glazed doughnuts for $6.99 a dozen, limit four dozen.
Walmart: If you’re out shopping at Walmart, you can get a free glazed doughnut while you’re there.
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