In celebration of National Doughnut Day we will be holding our second annual, weekend-long Doughnut Day Festival. In honor of the holiday’s founders, Smolak Farms will be donating a portion of the festivals proceeds to The Salvation Army. National Doughnut Day was officially established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise much-needed funds post depression, and to honor the work of World War I Salvation Army volunteers.
During World War I, The Salvation Army set up small provision stations for U.S. serviceman that included writing supplies, sewing materials, hot coffee and yes, doughnuts to bring comfort to the soldiers. The doughnuts were a huge hit with the serviceman and became an important part of providing comfort and morale for soldiers.
To kick off the celebration on Friday, June 3, 2011 the farm will be offering a free ½ dozen doughnuts with the purchase of a dozen of their famous cider doughnuts, available in plain, sugared and cinnamon sugar. All veterans a.k.a. “doughboys,” will receive 1 free doughnut!
All weekend long, from Friday, June 3rd to Sunday, June 5th, families will have a chance to get creative at Smolak Farms’ free doughnut decorating stand located in the Greenhouse. From 9:00AM to 1:00PM guests will be able to dunk their own doughnuts into all sorts of yummy toppings. Free with the purchase of a doughnut. That’s not all! Smolak Farm’s is offering free hayrides from 9:00AM to 1:00PM, all weekend long!
Schedule of Activities (Friday, Saturday and Sunday):
Doughnut Decorating, from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Buy a doughnut and decorate for free!
Free Hayrides from 9:00AM to 1:00PM