Krispy Kreme is celebrating 75 years in business with continued events throughout the year. This Friday, July 13, marks the 75th anniversary of the exact day they first introduced their doughnuts in Winston-Salem, NC in 1937.
In honor of the date, on Friday they’ll be offering one dozen original glazed doughnuts for just 75 cents with the purchase of one dozen original glazed. Sounds like a good time to surprise your co-workers and get a good deal!
They will also be selling three varieties of their new birthday doughnuts through August 19. These are original glazed doughnuts topped with chocolate, strawberry or white icing, rainbow sprinkles and an icing rosette.
Also through August 19, you have a chance to enter the Hat Hat Hooray contest. By sending in a picture of yourself wearing a paper Krispy Kreme hat anywhere in the world, you are entered to win a trip to any Krispy Kreme shop in the world. The hats can be picked up at any KK store. For specific contest rules and regulations, click here.
Local Colors and the Roanoke Parks and Recreation department are bringing back Taste of Culture, a lunchtime festival in downtown Roanoke that highlights a different culture each month.
Taste of Culture will take place on Wall Street on the second Friday of each month from July through October. That means the first event will be this coming Friday, July 13, and the last event will be October 11. Each one will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Here’s the schedule:
July: Phillippines. Menu: egg rolls, Pancit Bihon (rice noodles with chicken or pork and veggies) adobo and rice for $5 per plate; grilled chicken, pork kebabs
August: Israel (menu tba)
September: South Sudan (menu tba)
October: Scandinavia (menu tba)
In addition to the food, there will also be entertainment, exhibits and crafts. Entertainment for Friday’s event will include:
- The Bulaklakan ( the garland dance) performed by young ladies
- The Abaruray, the umbrella dance.
- Singing by Tess Landsman.
- The Tinikling ( bamboo dance), the national dance. Audience participation recommended.
Local representatives of each country get the proceeds for various causes. The event series is sponsored by Wells Fargo and admission is free.