How The Salvation Army Began Donut Day + Best Evansville Area Donuts [Poll]
For some of us, we could celebrate National Donut Day everyday. The very first job I ever applied for was at Burr's Donuts in Princeton. I can still remember the smell, and oh that chocolate icing. It's probably a good thing that I didn't get the job, I would've gotten fired trying to find out that secret recipe.
National Donut Day isn't one of those made-up holidays. It actually has a rich history with the Salvation Army and helped bring some sweetness to our soldiers in World War I. Volunteers that were known as the 'Donut Lassies' traveled overseas to bring supplies, provide spiritual compassion and the delicacies we know as the donut to our front-line soldiers.
In 1938 the Salvation Army's Donut Lassies were celebrated in Chicago for their service. They didn't swing by a donut shop every morning for the soldiers. They made the donuts with their own special recipe. So now, the first Friday in June is National Donut Day, and it's all thanks to the organization that is still known for 'Doing the Most Good'.
The roots of Donut Day go back to WWI, when Salvation Army 'Donut Lassies' served these sweet treats to soldiers.
We are very fortunate to have a great selection of donut shops here in the Evansville area. But the big question today is...Who has THE BEST donuts? Take our poll and see if the Tri-State agrees. Will it be a locally-owned shop, a national chain, or a grocery store? You decide!