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It’s National Donut Day across the country and Indy is getting in on the action on this 77th year of the tasty treat celebration.

The Salvation Army will join thousands in celebrating and they’d like you to join them this morning on Monument Circle in downtown Indy. They’ve partnered with Square Donuts to give away 2,000 donuts and cups of coffee to say thanks. Festivities got underway at 6 a.m. and it’s one free donut per person, first-come, first-served until they’re gone.

But why do we celebrate National Donut Day? According to the Salvation Army, it was started in Chicago in 1938 as a way to raise funds to help those suffering most during the Great Depression. The event was so popular that it became an annual tradition, sparking fund raising events and donut distributions all over the U.S. For more on this annual tasty tradition, click HERE.

Because this is Indiana and we “do” racing…check out NASCAR celebrating #NationalDonutDay:

Carbs, “carburetion” and sugar…YUMMO!

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