Friday, June 3, 2011

Yay! It's National Donut Day!

National Donut Day is not just about sweet, doughy, round treats. It’s a holiday (how come we don’t get off from work?) that began in 1938 as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army. It’s also a remembrance of women volunteers during World War I who delivered donuts to soldiers. It’s also where the term “Doughboy” came from, which was what American troops were called during that war (I’ve also heard, however, they were called doughboys because of the color of their uniforms …).

So check out your local donut shop and scarf down a few treats. Depending on where you live, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering free donuts, as is Krispy Kreme. Or, you could make your own at home.

Whatever the reason for National Donut Day, it’s always nice to have an excuse to eat a donut …
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