Hidden Spots: Springfield's giant donut

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 2 Jan 2020, 12:19PM
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Hidden Spots: Springfield's giant donut

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 2 Jan 2020, 12:19PM

Every day of our Summer Breakfast programme we’re looking at a different stop-off you can take on your summer road trips.

Graeme Dawson, Chair of the Springfield Township Committee, has a matter of fact explanation for the giant donut in the middle of his town. "The Simpsons live in Springfield, that's their hometown. And this is the first Springfield in the world to see the sun, so some crowd decided we needed a donut, so it's here".

He says every time you go past, someone is having their photo taken with the donut, which is a replacement for the original which fell victim to an arsonist. 

For more wholesome entertainment, he recommends local mountain biking tracks, fishing, shooting, and the six ski-fields within half an hour of the town. "It's very understated, but there's a lot to do in the area".

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