CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Part doughnut and part fritter, the famous cherry “thing-a-lings” will soon be taking over an Indiana town.
Schmidt Bakery in Batesville, Indiana cranks out the famous treats to celebrate Presidents’ Day - but this year you can grab your sweetheart some for Valentine’s Day because they go on sale Thursday, Feb. 14.
Employees at Schmidt’s Bakery said the tradition comes from the story of George Washington chopping down a cherry tree. The thing-a-ling is made like a fritter, but with fresh cherries.
The bakery opened in the 1960s and has been making these delectable cherry-filled treats for decades.
For the extra busy weekend, Schmidt relies on extended family to help make, sell and deliver the much-loved thing-a-lings.
Hours to buy thing-a-lings:
Thursday, Feb. 14: 4 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 15: 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16: 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 17: 5 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 18: 4 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Get ‘em while they’re hot - because after Monday, thing-a-lings will go away until next Presidents’ Day.