National Donut Day a huge hit at Spokane Valley’s Scrumdiddilyumptious Donuts

National Donut Day a huge hit at Spokane Valley’s Scrumdiddilyumptious Donuts

There’s something about the donuts at Scrumdiddilyumptious Donuts.

Manager Brenda Rigby said, “they’re freshly made every single day. All of our bakers, they put their soul in to them.”

Thursday, a few thousand were gone just hours after opening. On National Donut Day the crazy crowd had Rigby thinking she might see the same thing happen.

Joining in on the celebration was the Salvation Army Spokane, to share with customers the history of the day. During World War I, women who volunteered with the Salvation Army handed out donuts to soldiers in France. In 1938, the day was created to honor them.

Major Jenni Perine said, “on the first day they made 150 donuts and they had about 2000 men in line to get a donut! They realized this was something that really felt like home for the men and was a service we could provide for them.”

Scrumdiddilyumptious Donuts continued the tradition on National Donut Day by giving each veteran and member of the military a free donut.

Del Murphy, a veteran of the Navy was first in line.

“I love it. Not just because I’m a veteran, but these people deserve it,” he said.

Murphy is no stranger to the shop. He’s been joined every morning for 40 years by a group of friends. He’s even taken to decorating the place with photos from his life and special events at the shop.

This first Friday in June tradition isn’t stopping anytime soon, and there’s always room at the shop for new friends. Just arrive early for the donuts.

“This is just a great place to come. Family, friends. We really don’t call them customers, we call them family,” said Rigby.