LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 1, 2012) - National Doughnut Day is celebrated each year on the first Friday in June and in honor of this day, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts hands out one free doughnut to each visitor at their Little Rock store, located at 1315 South Shackleford Road.

The Salvation Army is often credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States through its service to troops during World War I. National Doughnut Day was originally created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.

On June 1st, Krispy Creme and Coleman Dairy also donate free milk and doughnuts to honor special groups who have volunteered with The Salvation Army.

THV's Ashley Blackstone sat down with Major Jim Taylor with Salvation Armyto talk about the history behind doughnut day and to learn more about a special scholarship golf tournament being held later this month. Click on the video link!

In honor of the late Majors Philip Wise and Richard Brittle, a memorial scholarship has been established. One music scholarship and one general education scholarship is awarded annually to a low-income college student from Central Arkansas worth up to $1,500.

Cody Tripp is arecipient of one of those scholarships and he will be attending UCA in the fall, studying Information Systems.

"It's a big help," says Tripp. "I don't know how else I would pay for college. I got some financial aid and stuff, but that's not going to cover it all so this was a really big help."

The Salvation Army raises funds for these scholarships through charity events and on Saturday, June 25 they will hold theScholarship GolfTournamentat the Burns Park Golf Course.There will be a free lunched provided by Golden Corralstarting at 11 a.m. with shot gun start at 12:30 p.m.

Individual entry fee is $115 and team entry fee is $400. For registration details call 374-9296 ext 110 or email

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