National Donut Day: June 7

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The first Friday in June, Americans celebrate the goodness that is donuts. But, did you know that National Donut Day actually has its roots in doing good?

Started by The Salvation Army on the first Friday of June in 1938, National Donut Day was created to honor the Donut Lassies who served sweet treats to soldiers on the front lines in WW1.

Check out this interview with the Salvation Army to learn more. 

Stop by any of the three Uncle Mike’s Bake Shoppe locations on June 7, from 7 – 10 for free Salvation Army Wartime recipe donuts.

Uncle Mike’s will also donate $2 from every dozen donuts sold to the Salvation Army. Veterans can also grab a free cup of coffee. 

Then, later on June 7th, there will be more free donuts at the ballpark. Participate in Salvation Army Night at the Green Bay Booyah game. It is a great opportunity the check out the brand new Capital Credit Union Park. First pitch is 6:35 pm. Visit to grab your seats. 

A Recipe for Donuts from the Front Lines 


2 large eggs

5 cups flour

2 cups sugar

5 teaspoons baking powder

1 3/4 cups milk

1 tub lard


Combine all ingredients (except lard) to make dough

Knead dough, roll smooth and cut into rings that are less than 1/4 in thick 

Drop the rings into the (melted) lard making sure the fat is hot enough to brown the donuts gradually. 

Turn the donuts slowly several times 

When browned, remove donuts and allow fat to drip off

Dust with powdered sugar 

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