Gia CAUGHT eating her third donut of the day.
Every Holiday is celebrated in our home with a sweet treat. Of course the sweetest holiday of them all is coming – Friday, June 5th – National Donut Day, so mark your calendar. My donut loving kids will actually have a reason to enjoy their snack time favorite… Entenmann’s donuts!
Entenmann’s will be rolling out their new Rich Frosted Patriotic Donut Eight Pack just before the holiday. The new Rich Frosted Patriotic Donut combines the iconic and best-selling Rich Frosted Donut with red star sprinkles for the yummy holiday. With the more famous Fourth of July Holiday a month away these Rich Frosted Patriotic Donuts are the perfect addition to add to your very own festivities.
Entenmann’s will also host a Facebook Sweepstakes to commemorate National Donut Day and will offer consumers a variety of delicious prizes. In addition, Entenmann’s will donate $1 to The Salvation Army for each sweepstakes entry received during the campaign, up to $30,000. To learn more about the Sweepstakes and see the official rules visit the Entenmann’s Facebook.
The Entenmann’s “National Donut Day Free Donuts for a Year” Sweepstakes will be printed on-packages of the Rich Frosted Patriotic Donuts as well as Entenmann’s Rich Frosted and Crumb Donuts Eight Packs.
The holiday, held annually on the first Friday of June, was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 in Chicago to honor the “Donut Lassies”, who served these treats to soldiers during World War I, and to help raise needed funds during the Great Depression.
The donuts became synonymous with The Salvation Army, as well as the American soldiers who were returning home with the nickname, “doughboys.” This significant occasion established the donut as a long-standing symbol of the services The Salvation Army continues to provide. Today, The Salvation Army continues to provide meals, including donuts, and numerous other services to clients who visit Salvation Army programs daily.
Salvation Army Fun Facts:
With limited resources, these 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.
Now in its 150th anniversary year, The Salvation Army is located in more than 120 countries worldwide. In 2014, nearly 30 million Americans received assistance from The Salvation Army’s over 3,500 officers, 60,700 employees and 3.5 million volunteers.
Entenmann’s has teamed up with the Salvation Army for five years, offering not only delicious prizes, but also coming together to support a great cause.
Entenmann’s will be awarding lucky fans with “Free Donuts for a Year” as well as other prizes through the sweepstakes link on the Entenmann’s Facebook page. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on July 3, 2015. Winners will be randomly selected from all submissions. Official Rules can be found at www.Entenmanns.com. No purchase necessary.
As a family fueled by an Entenmann’s donuts we would love to keep them all to ourselves, however we are partnering with Entenmann’s to offer one lucky reader a Entenmann’s prize pack!
Enter by commenting below and telling us what your favorite Entenamann’s product is.
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This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on June 5, 2015.
The winner will be chosen at random using random.org from all eligible entries.
One random winner will be chosen and notified via email Friday June 5, 2015,
winner will have three days to respond with mailing address or a new winner will be selected.