Bring out the Sweets! Friday Marks National Doughnut Day - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

  • Which type of doughnut is your favorite??

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Glazed
    35%
    10 votes
    Frosted with Sprinkles
    4%
    1 vote
    Maple Bar
    32%
    9 votes
    Jelly/Cream/Custard Filled
    25%
    7 votes
    Other
    4%
    1 vote
    I don't eat doughnuts!
    0%
    0 votes

Bring out the Sweets! Friday Marks National Doughnut Day

Posted: Updated:

FRIDAY -  Friday, June 7th, marks this year's National Doughnut Day. But unlike a lot of free-food fad days, this one has a back story.

During World War I, the Salvation Army sent volunteers to France, where they made doughnuts for soldiers fighting on the front lines. 

In 1917, the organization dubbed the first Friday of June, National Doughnut Day to commemorate and honor the volunteers' dedication and hard work.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.