Happy National Donut Day!

    For those that have a sweet tooth, this is your day!  Today is National Donut Day!  It’s the one day where you can get out and get a free donut at many local donut shops.

    According to USA Today, National Donut Day was started by the Salvation Army around the time of World War I after they served donuts to soldiers.  Today the favorite treat is enjoyed by millions of people.

    What type of Donut will you get for National Donut Day?
    What type of Donut will you get for National Donut Day?

    But, what can you do to celebrate in the Upstate?  That’s easy.  Two of your favorite donut shops are letting you have one donut for free.

    At Dunkin Donuts, they have already started celebrating on their social media pages such as Snapchat and their own Facebook page.  But, today, you can get a free donut with the purchase of a beverage.

    At Krispy Kreme, they’ve made it even easier by not requiring a purchase.  However, they do ask that you donate.

    National Donut Day was started in WWI when "Donut Girls" gave them to our troops
    National Donut Day was started in WWI when “Donut Girls” gave them to our troops

    According to the Krispy Kreme website, “Customers are encouraged to donate to The Salvation Army’s miniature Red Kettles stationed at the registers of participating Krispy Kreme locations. All donations will support the local communities where the donation was made. ”

    The Salvation Army explains that it started after “Donut Girls” served the treat during wartime, and soldiers came home looking for it.

    The Powell Group encourages you to indulge your sweet tooth while visiting your favorite donut shop in your area.  While there, you may view any one of our beautiful homes.  Our team members are here to answer all of your questions and concerns.

    What’s your favorite donut?

    (Pictures used by Wikipedia)

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