FLINT TWP. — To beat last year’s record of selling 770 dozen paczkis, John Gibbons, owner of Donna’s Donuts, held a press conference Feb. 16, announcing this year’s goal for paczki sales.
This year, Gibbons wants to hit a personal goal of selling 1,000 dozen orders of paczkis and to achieve this goal, the store is taking pre-orders. Customers can pre-order paczkis up until March 5. From March 6-8, Donna’s Donuts will sell paczkis in the store. As an incentive, those who pre-order their paczkis will be entered into a drawing to win a dozen donuts each week for the rest of 2011. The winner also will get to choose a charity that will receive a $500 donation from Donna’s Donuts.
“It’s our busiest time of the year,” Gibbons said of paczki sales. “It’s like a haze in the air in here, that looks like smoke, but it’s sugar.”
Paczki flavors are apple, blueberry, custard, cream, cherry, lemon, prune, raspberry and strawberry. Cost is $1.10 for each one, $6.60 for a dozen or $13.20 for a dozen, which is only 12 and not 13 like a baker’s dozen.
To pre-order, customers can go online at www.donnasdonuts.com or stop by the store, 1135 W. Bristol Rd. Customers also can call the store at 810-233-5618. — Natalie Blythe