Celebrate National Donut Day with free donuts

Photo courtesy Duck Donuts

At the end of the week, we’ve all earned a treat. Fortunately, National Donut Day falls on Friday, June 4.

Celebrated the first Friday in June, Donut 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.

They are now often credited with popularizing the donut in the United States when the troops (commonly known as “doughboys”) came back from fighting in Europe, the Salvation Army says.

Several area doughnut shops will be celebrating with freebies and special treats.

Duck Donuts is giving away a free bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar donut.

If you’re near a Krispy Kreme, they are offering any donut free, plus two donuts if you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. Limit one per customer, no purchase necessary.

Dunkin’ Donuts is offering a free donut with the purchase of any beverage. They’re also launching limited-edition customizable donut-themed fashions, which you can find at shopdunkin.com.

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