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Today is National Donut Day

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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So I suggest we take time to celebrate in our own ways.


:donut: :party: :toast: :thumbsup:



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by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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SxyMartini
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 1:56 PM

National Doughnut Day

 

When : Always the first Friday in June

National Doughnut Day honors the Salvation Army "Lassies" of WWI. It is also used as a fund raiser for needy causes of the Salvation Army.

The original Salvation Army Doughnut was first served by Salvation Army in 1917. During WWI, Salvation Army "lassies" were sent to the front lines of Europe. These brave volunteers made home cooked foods, and provided a morale boost to the troops. Often, the doughnuts were cooked in oil inside the of the metal helmet of an American soldier. The American infantrymen were commonly called doughboys. Salvation Army lassies were the only women outside of military personnel allowed to visit the front lines. Lt. Colonel Helen Purviance is considered the Salvation Army's "first doughnut girl".

On National Doughnut Day, look to see if your local doughnut shop, or other organizations, are offering free donuts to solicit donations for the Salvation Army or for another needy cause. If you find them, please be generous.

Note: The word "Doughnut" is often shortened to "Donut. So, if you see the term National Donut Day, its the same day.

 


The origin of the term "Doughboy":

The term "Doughboy" was popular in referring to U.S. Army infantryman during World War I. American foot soldiers were occasionally called doughboys during the Civil War. The earliest references to the term, comes from the U.S-Mexican war.

See  The Origin of the Doughboy

 


The Origin of National Doughnut Day:

National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise much-needed funds during the Great Depression, and to honor the work of World War I Salvation Army volunteers who prepared doughnuts and other foods for thousands of soldiers.

SxyMartini
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 1:58 PM

National Donut Day: Minnesota gets screwed

Categories: Food Holidays
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While there are many random food holidays, National Donut Day, which is celebrated on the first Friday every June, is actually a good one for one reason: free donuts.

Tomorrow both Dunkin' Donuts andKrispy Kreme will offer free donuts (sometimes spelled doughnuts). ...but there is one problem: Neither franchise is currently in Minnesota (though word on the street is that Dunkin' Donuts plans to open franchises in the state--any updates?)

National Donut Day was established in 1938 to honor the "Donut Ladies" of WWII, who brought the delicious treats to our boys in the front lines. I think those ladies would be sad if they knew people in Minnesota were not getting any free donuts.

Just to rub it in, Frances Allen, marketing officer for Dunkin' Donuts, had this to say about National Donut Day: "From office meetings to Sunday get-togethers, donuts are one of those foods that lift people's spirits and bring genuine delight to any situation. ... We hope our free donut offer will create an opportunity for people to celebrate donuts and bring some extra happiness to their day." OK, but what about us, Frances? We want extra happiness in our day, too.

That's the bad news. Here is some "good news, we did find you a $1 off coupon for Donette's!

Can someone please give us free donuts tomorrow?

survivorinohio
by René on Jun. 3, 2010 at 2:20 PM

We dont have a Dunkin Donuts anymore but I know where Krispy Kreme is :)

I am sad for the people of Minnesota though :(

                                                 

   
                                             

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stormcris
by Christy on Jun. 3, 2010 at 2:50 PM

 MMMM I love Krispy Kream....such a weakness.

MamaScorpio88
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 2:51 PM

This totally gives me an excuse to go to Psycho Donuts. Thanks!!

stormcris
by Christy on Jun. 3, 2010 at 3:07 PM

 Freaking A I want a donut now.....

SxyMartini
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Yeah it's all survivorinohio's fault!!!! Hope you are bringing enough to share with everyone tomorrow!

RissaBusch
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 3:15 PM

 Psht every day is national donut day in my house

Thomigirl
by Platinum Member on Jun. 3, 2010 at 3:15 PM

and free ice cream at Friendly's on Saturday.  BONUS weekend!!!

SxyMartini
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Friendly's?????

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