June 5th – an entire day dedicated strictly to donuts? Yes, please. Who wouldn’t want to take part in that?
There are so many “National Days” dedicated to various things. I just recently discovered “National Eat What You Want Day” … really? That’s a bit excessive in my opinion. But “National Donut Day“? That I will celebrate.
For those of you who don’t know – we have a retail location called “The Cafe at Easy Entertaining” where we serve breakfast and lunch during the week. And on Fridays we make donuts. Homemade, fluffy, large donuts. (Calling all locals – come give one a try. You won’t be disappointed.) Just a little bit of context as to why I’m writing about National Donut Day…
Have you ever thought about just exactly why there are all of these “National” celebratory days? Or maybe that’s just me.
Regardless – the history behind National Donut Day in particular is pretty cool.
Observed on the first Friday of every June, National Donut Day started back in 1917 during WWI. The Salvation Army offered complimentary donuts and coffee to soldiers during war time as a means of bringing the soldiers a form of cheer. The donut’s roots trace back to Europe, so the Salvation Army is credited with bringing the donut to the states considering the soldiers returned craving these tasty treats.
Pretty cool, huh? Since National Donut Day occurs on a Friday – we’ve got fun plans for this year’s #DonutDay. We’re going to make 200 of our gourmet donuts and, with plans to sell out, donate all profit to the Wounded Warrior Project.
So if you’re a local or close by – stop by our Cafe, enjoy a treat in honor of the Donut Lassies, and help us support the Wounded Warrior Project!