The City of Firsts received another first on Tuesday. Dunkin’ Donuts opened the first Dunkin’ Donuts in Kokomo to have a drive-thru. It has been over twenty years since Kokomo had a Dunkin Donuts location, so the new store was a welcome treat for the hundreds of Kokomoans who showed up to the grand opening. The Salvation Army was once again honored with a $1,000 donation to commemorate the grand opening. Salvation Army Donut Girls, those icons of wartime service and goodwill, were there to greet the patrons and share a little bit about what The Salvation Army does in communities just like Kokomo.

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight welcomed the several ambassadors of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, State Representative Ron Herrell, as well as other city council officials and Dunkin Donuts guests. The Dunkin Donuts, located on the corner of US 31 and Southway Boulevard will be open 24 hours and offers a full menu including new items such as pizza and flatbread sandwiches in addition to its traditional coffee and donuts.

Kokomo’s Dunkin Donuts is one of 40 locations that will be generously donating to The Salvation Army.