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Did you know that tomorrow is National Donut Day? Me either! But it is and it is time to celebrate! Did you also know that National Donut Day commemorates the “donut lassies,”? A donut lassie is a female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending, home-cooked meals, and of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines! Pretty cool fun fact about National Donut Day!! Right? I have more fun facts for you from Entenmann’s and the Salvation Army!
⦁ With limited resources, these donut treats were fried, only fried with seven at a time. The Salvation Army’s Ensign, Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance also had the clever thought of frying the donuts in soldiers’ helmets! There were approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers that provided assistance to American soldiers in France, starting in 1917 during WWI!
⦁ Entenmann’s® Bakery produces more than 780 million donuts a year to keep up with the demands of Entenmann’s donut lovers nationwide.
⦁ The Rich Frosted Donut has been Entenmann’s® #1 seller since its introduction in 1973.
⦁ The Salvation Army is located in more than 120 countries worldwide. In 2015, nearly 30 million Americans received assistance from The Salvation Army’s 3,500 officers, 60,700 employees, and 3.5 million volunteers.
For the sixth year in a row, Entenmann’s & The Salvation Army are partnering to celebrate National Donut Day and the rich heritage behind it! To Celebrate in 2016, Entenmann’s is rolling our the NEW Entenmann’s Rich Frosted Party Sprinkled Donut, an iconic treat that was made just for National Donut Day 2016!
As a part of the National Donut Day festivities, Entenmann’s is hosting a “Win Free Donuts for a Year” Facebook Sweepstakes, awarding 10 Grand Prize winners one year of free Entenmann’s Donuts. In addition, 100 of those who enter, will be selected to win National Donut Day Party Pack Prizes, which include everything they need to throw their own National Donut Day party at home! For every consumer (fan or not) that enters the Facebook Sweeps, $1 will be donated to The Salvation Army, up to $35,000! How cool is that! They are helping people and want you to win all at the same time!! SO what are you waiting for!?? GO enter!! And read the official rules!
Are you a donut lover? I know I am! I like all kinds, but I especially love the chocolate ones!! What is your favorite kind of donut? Share with me in the comments!!