Did you know that National Donut Day commemorates the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending, home-cooked meals, and of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines.
Thanks to my partnership with Entenmann’s, I have these fun facts and a terrific giveaway to share with you in honor of National Donut Day today. Read on!
In the beginning, with limited resources, the donuts for soldiers treats were fried, only seven at a time. The Salvation Army’s Ensign, Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance, cleverly thought of frying donuts in soldiers’ helmets. Approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance to American soldiers in France, starting in 1917 during WWI.
Today, we celebrate the sweetest holiday of them all National Donut Day and Entenmann’s would like to help you get the party started!
For the sixth consecutive year, Entenmann’s® and The Salvation Army are partnering to celebrate National Donut Day and the rich heritage behind it! To celebrate in 2016, Entenmann’s® is rolling out the NEW Entenmann’s® Rich Frosted Party Sprinkled Donut, an iconic treat made just for National Donut Day 2016. The Rich Frosted Party Sprinkled Donut combines the classic fan favorite, the Rich Frosted Donut, with a splash of colorful party sprinkles.
As a part of the National Donut Day festivities, Entenmann’s® will also be hosting a “Win Free Donuts for a Year” Facebook sweepstakes awarding 10 Grand Prizes winners one year of free Entenmann’s donuts at the end of the Sweepstakes period, July 2, 2016.
In addition, 100 of those who enter will be selected to win National Donut Day Party Pack Prizes, which include everything they need to throw their own National Donut Day party at home!
It gets even better! For every consumer (fan or not) that enters the Facebook “Win Free Donuts for a Year” sweepstakes, $1 will be donated to The Salvation Army, up to $35,000. Wow!
You can learn more about the Sweeps and see the official rules by going to Entenmann’s® Facebook page. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/Entenmanns/
Thanks to the fun folks at Entenmann’s we also have a special National Donut Day Party Prize!
One (1) Rural Mom reader will receive a National Donut Day Party Prize Pack that includes:
- 5 $7 Entenmann’s Coupons
- one $25 AMEX gift card
- Entenmann’s Party Plates & Napkins
- one National Donut Day T-Shirt
- and one Rich Frosted Donut Plush Toy with a Party Hat!
ENTER via the Rafflecopter below: