Last Friday June 2nd was “National Donut Day”! Yes there is such a thing, in fact there are two every year! This might be a cause for celebration!
The first Friday of every June is National Donut Day. This began in World War I by volunteers who wanted to deliver food to the soldiers on the front lines in France. More than 250 women were sent by the Salvation Army who would use the soldier’s steel helmets to fry the donuts. In 1938, the Salvation Army honored these “doughnut lassies” by recognizing an annual pastry holiday that could also raise awareness and funding for the Salvation Army’s charitable efforts.
The other National Donut Day is November 5th who’s origins can be found in the Ladies’ Home Journal from the 1930’s. If for some reason you happen to miss either of these days don’t worry too much because June 8th is National Jelly-Filled Donut Day, and National Cream-Filled Donut Day is September 14th! So mark those days on your calendar be prepared to celebrate your favorite donut!
In the meantime last Friday (June 2nd) Ashton, Hanna and Valorie volunteered for an impromptu photoshoot and to have a little fun celebrating National Donut Day, below are the images from that shoot!
On Monday I shared with you that my submission of Jaryn had made it to the finalist round to be considered for “The 12”. This national competition has more to do with the telling of Jaryn’s story than it does with me. Everybody has a story to tell about their life, where it’s been, where it is and where it’s going. When I decided earlier this year that I wanted my photography to include Seniors I knew that I had to tell “their” story.
Earlier this year I went to Chicago to photograph several of the current “12”. I have shared some of those images on my Instagram and Twitter page but not on my web site, Facebook Page or here. Over the next several days I will begin to share some of those images. But tonight I’ll begin with the “comp card” of Jaryn. All together there were about 15 images that I had submitted for her competition.
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