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How to get free doughnuts on Friday

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MEDIA GENERAL) – “Mmm, doughnut.” The famous quote by Homer Simpson conjures up the smell of the sugary, sweet circles of baked goodness. So, get ready and plan your commute well for this Friday, June 5. It’s National Doughnut Day and you can get free doughnuts!

Both Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts will celebrate National Doughnut Day by giving each customer one free doughnut of any variety. At Dunkin’ Donuts, you’ll need to buy a drink to get the free doughnut. Both chains note the freebies are available at participating locations while supplies last. Krispy Kreme is excluding Connecticut locations. So, you may want to check first before driving over.

National Doughnut Day was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.

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Shoe art by Kokomo native stolen from northern Indiana museum

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WISH) — A shoe by an Indiana native was stolen Saturday from a northern Indiana art museum.

South Bend Museum of Art is seeking help to find the thief of a shoe from the piece titled “Welcome Knives,” part of an exhibit by Kokomo native Chris Francis that’s traveled to other U.S. museums. His work has been described as wearable architecture.

The shoe disappeared between 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday while the museum was open. The museum staff and city police are reviewing surveillance video from the Century Center to gain a lead. South Bend’s show called “Chris Francis: Modern Bespoke 21st Century Shoe Art” is in the downtown Century Center through April 5.

Francis, who grew up in Kokomo and now lives in Los Angeles, said in a statement that he was “saddened to be informed that someone has chosen to steal the piece ‘Welcome Knives’ from the exhibition. The shoes exhibited are all documented and catalogued works of art that have shown in many museums. Every shoe in the exhibition is one of a kind, with no others in existence making them very different than shoes we find in stores.”

Francis has created shoes for runway shows and for celebrities, including Lady Gaga and the members of Kiss and The Sex Pistols.

His work was displayed late last year on the Purdue University campus.

Anyone with information was asked to call the South Bend Police Department at (574) 235.9201 or contact the South Bend Museum of Art via email at info@southbendart.org, or through the museum’s social media accounts: Facebook, @SouthBendMuseumofArt; Twitter, @southbendart; Instagram, @southbendart.

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