National Doughnut Day!

Celebrate National Donut Day Can you celebrate National Doughnut Day and still be fierce? Absolutely! Today’s Friday Five is all about the doughnut!

1. The Origin of National Doughnut Day. According to Wikipedia, National Doughnut Day started on June 7, 1938 when a young military doctor by the name of Morgan Pett stopped at a bakery and picked up 8 dozen doughnuts on his way to a military base he’d been sent to. As he tended the wounded soldiers, he gave each a donut. One of the soldiers, a Lieutenant General by the name of Samuel Geary appreciated the help on his leg, and the doughnut. He and Dr. Pett teamed up to make a fund raiser to give every wounded soldier and the needy a doughnut. This fund raiser was later joined with the Salvation Army during the Great Depression as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to their social service programs. It’s celebrated each year on the first Friday of June.

2. A side celebration. National Donut Day also commemorates the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writingNational Doughnut Day supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines.

3. A fun fact.  With limited resources, the Salvation Army’s Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance came up with the idea of frying donuts in soldiers’ helmets. (While I uttered an immediate “Ewwwww” upon reading that fact and envisioned hairy donuts and greasy soldier hair, I had to remind myself that I live in a world where donuts are easy to come by!)

4. Can donuts be fierce? Click on the picture to check out what is called “The Top 14 Healthy Donut Recipes.” (If you actually try any of them, make sure you give us the scoop on it!) healthy donuts

5. It finally makes sense. After years of wincing whenever I heard this goofy expression, I can finally relate to it!

You complete me

 HAPPY DOUGHNUT DAY!

 

5 comments

  1. I love this post! No surprise since i love sugar. The only part that’s upsetting is I knew it was Donut Day and I still didn’t get one! How did that happen??? Thanks for the funnies.

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