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No PNE this year, but you can still get your mini doughnut fix

Bumper-to-bumper traffic for PNE drive-thru mini donut event
Bumper-to-bumper traffic for PNE drive-thru mini donut event

Many families are no doubt disappointed that they won’t be able to attend the Pacific National Exhibition due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But one of the fair’s iconic foods, the mini doughnut, will still be available.

This weekend, organizers are set to kick off a drive-thru event called A Taste of the PNE – Mini Donut Edition.

It will feature four vendors: Those Little Donuts, Tin Lizzy Donuts, CinCity Donuts and the PNE Fundunkers.

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Ticket holders will be able to enter the PNE grounds off Hastings Street, west of Playland, and pick up their doughnuts using physical-distancing and food-preparation protocols.

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“We intend to offer a number of different experiences in this series,” PNE president and CEO Shelley Frost said in a release.

“Many of the small businesses that make up our concessionaire and exhibitor core are in dire financial circumstances after losing their entire year as a result of COVID. This is a small way we can help.

Tickets can be pre-purchased online.

Prices are $20 for 24 donuts (plus two tickets to the 2021 fair) or a family pack can be purchased for $35 for 48 donuts (plus two tickets to the 2021 fair).

The event runs May 22-24 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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