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National Donut Day! Yippee!

Finally, a national holiday I can believe in. Today is National Donut Day, and lest you surmise that it's just a holiday made up by the Donut Syndicate and those who profit from filling us with lard and sugar, it actually has rather noble origins. The first Doughnut Day was back in 1938 to honor the women who served the tasty treat to soldiers back in World War I. It was also a fundraiser for the Salvation Army. And in honor of all that, Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme are giving away free donuts today.  A lot of good that does me, as Madison has no Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme shops. The closest Dunkin Donuts is in Janesville, and while I do love free things, and donuts, that's a little far too drive. Now all of this donut talk has me thinking about the long gone Point Bakery in Stevens Point that served the most delicious donuts of all time. I probably had my first Point Bakery donut before the age of 2 and ate a heckuva lot more over time. Growing up, my dad got us a big bag of donuts every Saturday morning and they were the perfect accompaniment to Saturday morning cartoons. I loved the chocolate ones with white cream filling..and have never found another  that tasted quite the same. (Although the ones at Copps are pretty close.) I also loved the eclairs (even though they were more expensive), the French style donuts and the ponzckas (but the ones with jelly, not prunes.) You know just thinking about this is likely to put me into a sugar coma.

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06/04/2010 6:58AM
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