Daylight Donuts to celebrate National Donut Day

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Mark and Shireen Celebrado of Daylight Donuts are ready for National Donut Day, Friday.

LIHUE — Mark Celebrado of Daylight Donuts confirmed that customers wanting donuts for National Donut Day can call in their order ahead of Friday for pick up on National Donut Day.

“This is something new,” Celebrado said. “It’s going to be another crazy day.”

Customers ordering in advance can receive a dozen donuts for $10, states a press release from The Salvation Army.

“We don’t have a participating donut place in Hanapepe,” said Lt. Shawn Keoho, of the Salvation Army, Hanapepe Corps. “We’ll probably drive in t0 Lihue to pick up a box.”

Daylight Donuts is the Kauai site for the National Donut Day on Friday when Daylight Donuts will offer customers one free glazed donut while supplies last from 6 to 11 a.m. A percentage of sales will benefit The Salvation Army.

National Donut Day is being observed across the state in partnership with The Salvation Army Hawaiian &Pacific Islands Division. Bakeries and businesses plan to offer free donuts, while others plan on supporting The Salvation Army with a percentage of sales on that day.

Funds raised on National Donut Day stay in the communities where the funds are contributed.

The Salvation Army started National Donut Day as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to its social service programs.

Donut Day is held on the first Friday each June and celebrates Donut Lassies, or female volunteers for The Salvation Army during World War I, who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending, and home-cooked meals — including donuts — to soldiers on the front lines. The Donut Lassies would fry donuts in the soldiers’ helmets — seven donuts at a time.

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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