The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps is planning its second doughnut-eating contest on National Doughnut Day next month.
From 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, June 7th, contestants will gather to compete at host and sponsor, Blue Goose Market, 300 S. 2nd Street in Saint Charles, IL.
Three awards will be presented:
Most Donuts Eaten – given to the contestant who eats the most donuts in five minutes
People’s Choice Award – given to the contestant who raises the most money online
Nothing But Dough Award – given to the contestant who raises the most money during the contest
Participants can sign up or donate online by clicking on Events at the Salvation Army Tri-City Corps website at www.satricity.org. Some of the contestants include: The St. Charles Fire Department and Police Department, Geneva High School Key Club and others. Individual contestants are also raising money.
Proceeds from the event will help fund hunger alleviation programs in Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles and Central Kane County. Over 300 families are served on a monthly basis at the client choice food pantry at The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps.
National Doughnut Day was launched in 1938 by The Salvation Army in Chicago – in part to raise funds for, and awareness of, the organization’s work in the community, especially during The Great Depression, but the spirit behind the day was the recognition of these women’s contribution to the war effort.