Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –
Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!
June 7th. What a wonderful day. Not only is it Friday but it’s also National Donut Day! Who could ask for anything more? It doesn’t matter what kind you like – partake in a doughnut today. There’s many places even offering a free doughnut just for this one day – National Donut Day. In our area, Krispy Kreme is offering a free one. So for today, splurge and eat one to celebrate. But the main question is – can you just eat one?
History of National Donut Day – did you know that this day was created by the Salvation Army in 1938? It was created as a fundraiser to help the needy during the Great Depression and to honor the women who served doughnuts to military members during World War I. About 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance to America troops in France during the war. And the kicker – Salvation Armys’ Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance cleverly thought of frying the doughnuts in the troops’ helmets. How creative!
Whatever flavor you decide to pick – enjoy this holiday. I’m sure that little chompers we call Bacon will enjoy a couple. Heck, I might even too if the Hotel Thompson throws me out a couple – hint hint.
06/07/2013 at 10:50 am
Oh that’s MY day (or the “mayday” for my staff) I could eat a gazillion of this guys – I think donuts are group-living guys – so we should eat all – then they are still together :o)
06/07/2013 at 10:57 am
oh yes! I love the donuts. Mom has given me some in the past and they are delicious!! XOXO – Bacon
06/07/2013 at 10:53 am
Oh, Oh and we have no donuts!!! I will have to make a drive to Tesco to get some Krispy Cream …. yummmmmmy
06/07/2013 at 10:57 am
Oh yes – those are mom’s favorites. Dad likes the Dunkin Donuts. I like them all – snorts! XOXO – Bacon
From the Desk of MarDrag
06/07/2013 at 12:03 pm
So glad for the news Rocky! I did not know this! I have not had a donut in a long time, so I believe I will have to go get some today for my afternoon coffee break. Tell Bacon and his mom hello…and thanks for the heads up! 🙂
06/07/2013 at 1:47 pm
I sure will madam. Enjoy your sweet treat and coffee this afternoon. I always try to let my friends know about these interesting dates. Chow – Journalist Rocky the Squirrel
06/07/2013 at 12:59 pm
I love doughnuts they are making my mouth water just looking at the picture. Alice loves them too, I think all pigs have a sweet tooth.;-)
06/07/2013 at 1:48 pm
I know this chubby one here does at the Hotel Thompson. Really, what am I saying? He likes *all* food 🙂 – Journalist Rocky the Squirrel
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06/07/2013 at 7:29 pm
Ohhhh Nooooooooo!! I have been completely obsessed with thinking about Donuts since I first heard on the news this morning that it was National Donut Day!!!! OMG!! I am DYING TO HAVE ONE!
06/07/2013 at 11:04 pm
Momma stopped on the way home and for donuts. She even bought me one. 🙂 can’t you get a tiny little nibble? 🐷XOXO – Bacon
06/12/2013 at 8:28 am
I missed it!!!! Can I get a re-do?!
06/12/2013 at 9:01 am
Yes ma’am! Anyday is a good day for a do over on doughnuts – oink XOXO – Bacon