Sweet news: National Donut Day means free treats Friday on Fountain Square

CINCINNATI - June 7 is National Donut Day, and there's a sweet way Tri-Staters can celebrate The Salvation Army and its legions of volunteers.

Anyone interested in celebrity donut games, donut-stacking or a donut hole toss is invited to Fountain Square at noon.

Bakeries across Greater Cincinnati will provide free donuts, while supplies last. The Salvation Army will provide beverages.

A sweet tradition

National Donut Day has been around since 1938, when The Salvation Army paid tribute to volunteers who made thousands of donuts for World War I veterans. National Donut Day events have been held across the country ever since.

"The Salvation Army is delighted to once again have this opportunity to celebrate National Donut Day through the support and coordination of the Greater Cincinnati Retail Bakers Association and key sponsors," said Matt Pearce, development director for The Salvation Army, in a release.

Got a favorite local purveyor of baked goods? Chances are, it will be represented on Fountain Square June 7.

Local bakeries participating in National Donut Day

  • Bakery Hill at the Midwest Culinary Institute (Cincinnati State)
  • Bonomini Bakery
  • Busken Bakery
  • Graeter's Bakery
  • Harrison Home Bakery
  • Holtman's Donut Shop
  • Little Dutch Bakery
  • North College Hill Bakery
  • Regina Bakery
  • Schmidt's Bakery
  • Wyoming Pastry Shop
  • Beans Bakery
  • Servatii Pastry Shop
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