78 years later 'National Donut Day' is still making a difference

If you ever wondered how "National Donut Day" started, it was all due to the kindness of those supporting American soldiers. The Salvation Army proudly boasts about this sweet day!

The first National Donut Day was celebrated in 1938 by The Salvation Army in Chicago. Salvation Army “Donut Lassies” served donuts to soldiers during World War I.

Now, we can celebrate the day by supporting the Salvation Army and their missions with a tad of fun tossed in!  You can witness a one of a kind eating contest right here in Kalamazoo! Mlive had all the details about the event...

From noon to 1 p.m. on June 4, 12 contestants will gather to compete at Sweetwater’s Donut Mill, 333 Stadium Drive. The participants will have 10 minutes to eat the most doughnuts they possibly can.

Proceeds from the event will help fund youth and senior programs at The Salvation Army of Kalamazoo. In fact you can donate yourself to keep programs going at the Salvation Army...

Attendants can donate online at the Salvation Army website and there are multiple sponsors for the event. Individual contestants are also raising money.

Plus, you can enjoy a 'donut' while helping out our community...that is not a bad deal!