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National Donut Day: Salvation Army to Celebrate with Donut Eating Contest


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Salvation Army in Hutchinson is once again hosting a Donut Day Donut Eating Contest on National Donut Day. Stop by the Salvation Army Family Store, 200 S. Main St. on Friday, June 2nd, to cheer on and vote for your favorite contestant. The funds raised will help send kids and senior citizens to camp this summer and will support our worldwide work as well.

“Half of it will go to sending kids to camp this summer,” said Major Paul James. “We transport kids to Kansas City.

Sponsored by Hutchinson Daylight Donuts, enter the contest to see if you can eat the most donuts in five minutes. Donations can also be made online and in person at the event.

In 1938, the first-ever National Donut Day was celebrated in Chicago, and the history of The Salvation Army’s Donut Lassies was officially immortalized. In 1917, these women were sent to France to establish field bases near the front lines. In makeshift huts, thousands of soldiers would come to stock up on essential goods and grab a sweet treat baked by the Lassies.

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