It’s National Donut Day!

Photo courtesy Duck Donuts

At the end of the week, we’ve all earned a treat. Fortunately, National Doughnut Day falls on Friday, June 5.

Celebrated the first Friday in June, Doughnut Day started in 1938 to honor the work of the Salvation Army “Doughnut Girls.” They served free coffee and doughnuts to soldiers along the front lines during World War I and World War II.

Area doughnut shops will be celebrating with freebies and special treats. 

Duck Donuts is giving away a free cinnamon sugar donut to every customer all weekend.

Dunkin’ Donuts is offering a free donut with the purchase of any beverage.

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