Cincinnati celebrates National Donut Day

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Hundreds of people were on Fountain Square for the 3rd National Donut Day.

More than 1,000 free donuts were handed out by local bakers. There were also local celebrities and all kinds of games for both the kids and adults.

National Donut Day began in 1938 when the Salvation Army sold donuts to raise funds for needy families during the Great Depression.

The Salvation Army women called "Lassies" cooked donuts to serve the soldiers.

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