Friday is National Doughnut Day

Nickalas Tabbert

Here is a chance for all you doughnut lovers out there to celebrate.

Friday marks the 75th anniversary of National Doughnut Day.  The holiday is held on the first Friday in June and was established in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army’s “Donut Lassies” who served them to soldiers during World War I, The Associated Press said.

Entenmann’s Bakery has partnered with The Salvation Army to give away free doughnuts and make a contribution at an event Friday at Madison Square Park in New York City.

Doughnut chains across the country are getting into the act as well.  Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’ Donuts and Tim Horton’s are offering promotions for doughnuts, TIME said.


Photo courtesy of The Salvation Army