Friday, June 05, 2009

Happy National Doughnut Day

, originally uploaded by miss.mallory.

That's correct. Yes ladies and gents, the first friday of every June has been dubbed 'National Donut Day' since 1938. It was started by the Chicago Salvation Army, created in honor of World War I Salvation Army volunteers who prepared doughnuts and other baked goods for thousands of soldiers in France during World War I, as well as to raise funds during the great depression.

So, if you did not enjoy a doughnut this morning, be sure to pick one up on your way home. What a wonderful excuse to eat one of my favorite, but not often indulged upon treats.

* Doughnuts pictured are from Rocket Doughnuts here in Bellingham. Super Yum! If you catch them before they close on National Doughnut Day they'll give you some cool free loot (rocket ship key chain anyone?)