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Celebrate the ‘Donut Girls’

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Today is National Donut Day. Observed annually on the first Friday of June, it was created in 1938 to honor Salvation Army workers who assisted U.S. troops during World War I.

When the “Donut Girls,” as they were later called, arrived in France in 1917, they found soldiers were miserable and homesick. To cheer them up, Salvation Army Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance used the limited ingredients available – flour, sugar and oil – to fry up some mouthwatering donuts.

Hurry out to some favorite local spots to satisfy your donut desire:

Duck Donuts

Da Vinci’s Donuts

Bon Glaze

Morgan Fayard, 360 Media, Inc.

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