WILLIAMSBURG — Of all of the many holidays celebrated around the U.S., there’s only one where you get free donuts.
Friday is National Donut Day, which means local donut spots are celebrating with sweet deals and freebies for customers.
Many might not know that National Donut Day originated in World War I. The “Salvation Army Donut” was first served by the Salvation Army Lassies in 1917 as a morale boost for the troops.
The donuts were cooked in oil inside the soldiers’ helmets and brought to the frontlines.
Today, the nation honors the ladies of the Salvation Army and their groundbreaking treats with free donuts.
Here is a short, but sweet, list of local spots offering specials that you “donut” want to miss out on.
Williamsburg’s Duck Donuts is celebrating National Donut Day with a free donut per person all day.
Customers get a choice of cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar or bare, said owner Amy Williams.
The offer is valid in-store from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Emily’s Donuts and Cafe is honoring the holiday with a classic-style donut.
The family-owned bakery is offering a free glazed donut for anyone who stops in on Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
As a bonus treat, customers can also use code: DONUT for 10% off online orders now through Sunday.
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