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Burlington, Vermont - National Doughnut Day celebration was held on Friday, June 7th at 3:00 p.m. at Battery Park with a proclamation from Mayor Miro Weinberger.
Free coffee and doughnuts compliments of Koffee Kup Bakery and Starbucks was served by "Lassies" " dressed in traditional wartime outfits.
Doughnut Day was established in 1938 as a tribute to The Salvation Army 'lassies' who made and served donuts to thousands of soldiers during World War 1, and it has become a local fundraiser to support Salvation Army Feeding program - The Friendly Kitchen.
Families enjoyed live music and fun activities such as a donut eating contest.
Koffee Kup Bakery had on display vintage delivery vehicle.
The Salvation Army facility on Main Street in Burlington has been providing assistance to families and individuals in the community and nearby towns since 1905. The Friendly Kitchen, the only diner service in Burlington, serves on average 100 meals Monday through Saturday.