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Doughnut Day to honor county's law enforcement

A serviceman enjoys a doughnut and hot coffee.
Thursday, June 3, 2021

The Salvation Army will make sure Clatsop County’s peace officers get to enjoy National Doughnut Day today, June 4.

National Doughnut Day became a nationwide celebration thanks to charity’s work during World War I. The Salvation Army in Chicago celebrated the very first National Doughnut Day in 1938, honoring the “Doughnut Lassies” and “Doughnut Dollies” who traveled overseas to provide emotional and spiritual support, supplies, and services such as fresh donuts and hot coffee to our troops on the front lines in France.

This year, the group is honoring law enforcement officers and staff members, said Major Kelly Nolan of The Salvation Army’s Cascade Division. They’ll deliver fresh-baked doughnuts to police and sheriff departments all across Clatsop County.

Salvation Army volunteers serve up doughnuts to troops during World War I.

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