Friday, June 05, 2009

Happy National Donut Day

It is good to learn something new...and today I learned that there is a National Donut Day...who knew! Here are a few interesting tidbits...

* Started in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army; goal was to raise money for charity and honor those Salvation Army volunteers who baked donuts for soldiers in WWI.

*American infantrymen, who had a fondness for yummy donuts, were called Doughboys!

*It is celebrated every year on the first Friday in June (psst...that is TODAY!)

*One of the more recognizable donut stores is Krispy Kreme...who opened its first store in Winston-Salem in 1937 (heck when I moved to Georgia in 1998 I had never even heard of Krispy Kreme; they hadn't quite made their way to the NW yet!)

*Krispy Kreme is giving free donuts away today...that isn't news you say! But I heard they were giving you the donut of your choice...not just their glazed donuts!!! That is news!

Just you spell it donut or doughnut? Hmmm.......



Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

YUM! How can you go wrong with sugared dough?

Bethany said...

I'm seriously SO mad I missed this.... :(