The graduating class of 2020 has had a bit of a rough spot this year. Physical graduations have been canceled or postponed in most places. Students have had to switch to online learning, which has been a challenge for some.

I want to send out my personal congratulations for a job well done and finishing your schooling, whether you are leaving high school, trade school, technical school, college, or university. You have accomplished something a lot of people wish they could do! I am so proud of you! You have earned that DEGREE or DIPLOMA!

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Do you know of any freebies local restaurants and shops are offering to 2020 graduates?

Krispy Kreme donuts just announced they are giving out a free dozen of their doughnuts to 2020 graduates. I hope the location in Union Gap will be participating in this; we have a LOT of 2020 graduates in the Valley who love doughnuts. We are waiting to hear back if the UG Krispy Kreme will participate in this promotion. I sure hope so!

Parents, don't try to be sneaky, this offer does not apply for your kid who is graduating from Kindergarten! Nice try!

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I wonder if other local donut shops will be doing the same. I looked up Don's Donuts & Julie's Java on Facebook, only to find out that they have a whole new business name to Doolie's Kitchen (same location at 1024 W Nob Hill Blvd). I think I heard about that last year, but obviously, I forgot. There is also Viera's Bakery (516 W Lincoln Ave). I can't think of any other local doughnut eateries in town, so if you know of one, please let me know.

On May 19th, if you can prove you are among the graduating class* of 2020, you can get a FREE dozen doughnuts from the KK. The rest of us can buy a dozen of their "Caps & Gowns" 2020 graduate-themed doughnuts all week long (Monday-Sunday) beginning May 18th.

Here is the pick of the donut litter they are offering:

  • Chocolate Iced Kreme Filled
  • Strawberry Iced Kreme Filled
  • Cake Batter Filled
  • Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles
  • Strawberry Iced with Sprinkles
  • Yellow Iced Original Glazed Doughnuts.

My favorite donut is a regular-schmegular glazed with chocolate icing, but I'll take a dozen of the ones with the yellow icing. Yes, please hook me up with that--oh wait, I am not a graduating senior. DOH!

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*Click here to see the many ways you can prove you are a 2020 college grad or high school senior.