Friday, June 4, 2010

Donut Day!!

Is this some kind of joke?!

NO!!! Woot! Woot! for the donut! {Or doughnut -- whichever you prefer.}

Today, June 4th is National Donut Day!!
{Teaser: Free donut at the bottom. No cheating. You have to read all the way through.}

It is always the first Friday in June.
{'It honors the Salvation Army "Lassies" of WWI. It is also used as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army.

The original Salvation Army Donut 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 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."

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'.}
*excerpt from 'Holiday Insights'

A few Good Ideas to celebrate Donut Day:

Eat a donut.
Then clean out your clothes and donate them to Salvation Army (or any other charitable clothing store.)

Eat an entire box of donuts.
Then clean out even more of your clothes, since you will now be a different size and will not fit into any of your clothes.

Don't like donuts? (WHAT?!?! Stop it right now!) -- If you sincerely don't like them though, consider buying a dozen and giving them to a family in your area that is down on their luck. Maybe it could even be a military family that has a parent or loved one deployed or injured.

OR, could even buy a dozen and donate them here to this Bake Sale.

OR, a local business and buy some donuts from your local bakery.

OR, could make some homemade donuts and surprise your friends and neighbors with a special treat.

{I love her. We are best friends -- she just doesn't know it yet.}

After you do one of these good deeds treat yourself to a free donut from Krispy Kreme.
To find a participating Krispy Kreme go here.

Who knew that a donut could be so Good?
(Well, my booty knows it, but I'm just sayin'...)

If you do something Good for Donut Day -- I'd love to hear about it!
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1 comment:

mom said...

How mean, we don't have a Krispy Kreme by us. I am sooo sad.