Friday, June 6, 2008

National Donut Day

The first Friday in June is National Donut Day. It was officially established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise much needed funds because of the depression.
Donut trivia:
More than 10 billion donuts are produced in the US every year and it is a 3.6 billion dollar industry.
Canada has more donut shops per capita than any other country in the world.
The hole appeared in the center in the 1st half of the 19th century. The purpose of the hole is to help it cook move evenly.
Adolph Levitt invented the 1st donut machine in 1920.

The official Library of Congress heading is Doughnuts and the call number is 641.865 (Dewey) or TX770.D67 (LC)
The pictures are of the cataloging and processing departments at HCPL celebrating National Donut Day.

1 comment:

Edo said...

See for the real donut guy.