Doughnut or Donut …

I got a hot news tip last week that the Forks Young Life group had sold almost enough donuts for just over half of the population of Forks (inside city limits) to enjoy one!

Young Life is an evangelical Christian ministry that focuses on reaching middle school, high school, and college-aged youths. The ministry is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and works in all fifty states and ninety-eight countries with the help of 35,000 volunteer leaders.

The groups’ efforts were part of the Krispy Kreme fundraising program that non-profit groups can utilize to raise money.

Nicole Rasmussen of Young Life said, “Forks Young Life sold 168 dozen for YL camp funds. That’s 2,016 donuts delivered to our little town! Kyrissa Duncan (in photos) sold a total of 81 of those dozen.

Young Life camp is at Washington Family Ranch on July 19-25, for all 9-12th graders and registration is open for interested high school students at Young life is always appreciative of donations to send local teens to camp who can’t afford it. Anyone interested in more information or looking to help out our mission as a leader or committee member can contact Nicole Rasmussen by email [email protected]

Now some Donut/Doughnut trivia …

Hanson Gregory, an American, claimed to have invented the ring-shaped doughnut in 1847 aboard a lime-trading ship when he was 16 years old. Gregory was dissatisfied with the greasiness of doughnuts twisted into various shapes and with the raw center of regular doughnuts.

Doughnut is the original spelling and the generally preferred spelling of the word. It is more common in the United States and vastly more common internationally. Donut is an Americanized, shortened version of donut that isn’t incorrect, but it is much less common. No matter the spelling they still taste good.

Christi Baron, Editor