Did you know there are two national donut days? One is celebrated on the first Friday in June and the other on November 5th. Lucky us!
On this day we celebrate this delicious treat as well as the Salvation Army Lassies. The Lassies volunteered to go to the front lines and boost morale by serving home-cooked meals and treats during World War I. Two Salvation Army Lassies, Ensign Margaret Sheldon, and Adjutant Helen Purviance – began frying donuts in soldiers’ helmets. Nicknamed “Donut Lassies,” the women who served donuts to troops are often credited with popularizing the donut in the United States when the troops (nicknamed “doughboys”) returned home from war. You can learn more about them on the Salvation Armies website HERE You can also test out the Salvation Army Original Donut recipe HERE
Locations offering deals for National Donut Day in Polk County, Florida
Dunkin’ will be giving away a FREE classic donut with the purchase of any beverage. Only good while supplies last, the company. Classic donut favorites are Boston Kreme, Glazed, Glazed Chocolate, and Jelly-Filled. Find a location near you HERE
Krispy Kreme is celebrating National Donut day with two offers. Get one free Original Glazed® doughnut, no purchase required. And if you show your vaccination card you can receive another doughnut for FREE. The only Krispy Kreme in Polk County is located at 4209 S Florida Ave Lakeland, FL 33813.
Baking Donuts Plus is offering 1 free donut with any purchase on June 4th! They are located at 913 6th Street NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881. See their Facebook announcement HERE
Charlie’s Mini Donuts & Coffee is offering a FREE 3-PK with a purchase of donuts ALL Day long. They are located at 1023 E. County Road 540 A, Lakeland, FL 33813. See their Facebook announcement HERE
Reasey Donuts in Mulberry is offering one FREE regular donut with any purchase. They are located at 202 E Canal Street Mulberry Florida 33860. See their Facebook announcement HERE
Use any of the following hashtags on social media to show your appreciation for these yummy treats – #NationalDonutDay #DonutDay #MmmDonuts #DonutLover and don’t forget to tag us as well #PolkCountyMoms