National Donut DayPosted: June 1, 2012
Today, June 1st, is National Donut Day. If you love donuts, you probably already knew that. National Donut Day occurs on the first Friday in June. This glorious day was first celebrated in 1938 to honor the women who served up dounts to the troops during World War One.
National Donut Day started as a fund raiser for the Chicago Salvation Army to honor the Salvation Army Donut Ladies who helped feed the troops stationed in France. At that time 250 women helped cook up donuts for the soldiers starting in 1917. Two of the volunteers(both Hoosiers), Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance, created a method of frying the donuts in soldiers’ helmets. The legend has it that these two used a wine bottle as a rolling pin.
I salute these two women and their dedication to the delicacy of donuts.
If you have been following this page this week you have learned about my love of donuts. I HEART DONUTS.
Rumor has it that I might be dressing up as a donut and handing out donut for Donut Day.
This is the final installment to celebrate National Donut Day. Thank you for reading.