It seems like there is a special day for just about everything these days and the donut is no exception.
Always celebrated on the first Friday of June each year, National Donut Day was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.
The Salvation Army this year is teaming up with baking company Entenmann's to help celebrate National Donut Day. Entenmann's will donate proceeds from sales and offer customers a chance to win free doughnuts for a year through a contest on its Facebook page.
Krispy Kreme, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, is offering a sweet deal: All you have to do is show up, no purchase necessary, for a free doughnut of your choice (one per customer). The closest Krispy Kreme locations to Redondo Beach are in Santa Monica, Long Beach and Gardena, according to the Southern California Krispy Kreme Facebook page.
For those who'd rather stay in the area, Redondo Beach has plenty of local shops:
North Redondo Beach
- , 2429 190th St.
- , 2401 Artesia Blvd.
- , 2620 Artesia Blvd.
- , 2727 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
South Redondo Beach
- , 501 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.
- , 1000 Torrance Blvd.
- , 607 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Follow National Donut Day on Twitter at #DoughnutDay or #DonutDay. You can also visit donutdayusa.com.