Photo via Randy's Doughnuts website
Photo via Randy’s Donuts website

Save some water. Have a doughnut.

That’s the message the Metropolitan Water District will be sending Tuesday when it transforms the iconic giant doughnut atop Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood into a red knob — the symbol of the agency’s “Take A Turn” advertising campaign urging people to turn off their hoses and water spouts to battle the state’s drought.

MWD officials said the event will mark only the second time in the shop’s 62-year history the giant doughnut has been covered. The first time was last year when it was turned into a giant Los Angeles Kings hockey puck.

To mark the beginning of the large-scale advertising effort, a free doughnut will be given to anyone who visits the bakery between 7 and 9 a.m. and makes a pledge to save water.

Various MWD officials are expected to be on hand for the unveiling, along with Inglewood Mayor James Butts.

—City News Service

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