BATESVILLE, Ind. (FOX19) - Part doughnut and part fritter, the famous cherry “thing-a-lings” are now taking over an Indiana town.
Schmidt Bakery in Batesville, Indiana cranks out the famous treats to celebrate President’s Day, but you can only get a hold of these sweet, crunchy fried treats during President’s Day weekend through Monday.
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.
Get ‘em while they’re hot - because after Monday, thing-a-lings will go away until next President’s Day.