It’s National Donut Day – Get Your Free Donut

On the first Friday of June, donut lovers celebrate and sometimes get a freebie.   Started as a fundraiser in Chicago in 1938, the day honors Salvation Army women who served donuts to soldiers during the first World War.

Somehow, I’ve missed this holiday all these years, but an article in the Honolulu Star/Advertiser luckily gave me a heads up.  National “hot now” Krispy Kreme offers free donuts, and I plan to find the Regal Bakery near the Honolulu airport featured in the article.

I missed my free pancakes from IHOP on March 1, National Pancake Day; my free ice cream cone at Ben and Jerry’s on April 12th; and free coffee from Starbucks on Earth Day, April 21st.  Clearly, I need a new calendar – one that lists holidays for free treats.

I found a cookbook on donuts, with history and recipes.  But frankly, I’d rather just eat them – especially when they are free.

Happy Donut Day!

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