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National Donut Day marked by supersized donuts, Salvation Army donation

In this photaken by Feature PhoService for Entenmann's: All hands deck 75th National Donut Day event MadisSquare Park NYC Friday

In this photo taken by Feature Photo Service for Entenmann's: All hands on deck at the 75th National Donut Day event in Madison Square Park in NYC, Friday, June 1, 2012 as Entenmann's staff carries the largest box of Entenmann's donuts ever created.

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Updated: June 1, 2012 11:10AM



NEW YORK — Happy National Donut Day. What will you be drinking with that?

Supersized doughnuts were used as props Friday during a Manhattan ceremony marking the 75th annual National Donut Day.

The event at Madison Square Park also featured a proclamation signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

On Thursday, New York City caused a big splash by proposing an unprecedented ban on large servings of soda and other sugary drinks at restaurants, delis, sports arenas and movie theaters.

Bloomberg reiterated Friday that moderation is the key to sweets.

The National Donut Day holiday is held on the first Friday of June. It was established by The Salvation Army in Chicago to honor “donut lassies” who served treats to soldiers in WWI.

Entenmann’s donated $25,000 to The Salvation Army during the ceremony.



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