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Love doughnuts? Celebrate them (again)

Doughnut-loving Western New Yorkers can score a free sweet treat on the second National Doughnut Day of the year (yes, there’s two) on Nov. 5.

The fact that there are two national holidays touting doughnuts may seem excessive to some, but for those who love fried food covered in sugar, it’s reason to celebrate.

Donut Kraze (406 Dingens St. and 365 Somerville Ave. in Tonawanda) is offering one free doughnut with any purchase. A whopping 60 different kinds are offered at both locations. Their most popular is the maple bacon donut, a white cream filled doughnut featuring a maple glaze with real bacon crumbles sprinkled on top. Other flavors include strawberry banana, peanut butter and jelly, black forest and strawberry cheesecake. They also offer “krazy donuts” which are stuffed with toppings such as candy and cookie crumbles. Both locations are open 24 hours a day daily. Visit

Paula’s Donuts, which has three locations, is running a social media contest in honor of the day. They’re asking their followers to post and tag them in a family friendly Paula’s Donuts photo on either Facebook or Instagram. They’ll pick 10 winners from both Facebook and Instagram. Winners will receive a coupon for a free dozen donuts. Paula’s is located at 2319 Sheridan Drive in Tonawanda, 8560 Main St. in Clarence and 936 Union Road in West Seneca. Visit

At Famous Donuts (3043 Main St.), you can score a free doughnut with the purchase of any baker’s dozen, which is $9. Sunday it’s open noon to 4 p.m. Visit

Lisa Hoppel, a manager at the Tonawanda Paula’s, said National Donut Day is all about making people happy. “Honestly, if you cannot enjoy your life, what’s the point?” she said. “Donuts are comforting, cheerful and fun — especially on a rainy day.”

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