You ask anyone in the Rockford area where to get some delicious donuts and By The Dozen Bakery will be mentioned. The bakery is opening a second location.

This kind of news is always a joy to share. After what the pandemic has done to so many local business owners, it's rare to tell you a Stateline family-owned business is opening an additional location.

If you live in the Harvard, Illinois area, never again will you have to wait until your next trip to the Rockford area to grab a dozen donuts, some cupcakes, a birthday cake or any of the other drool-worthy baked goods from By The Dozen Bakery.

Come Friday, April 30, By The Dozen Bakery will have two locations.

8324 N 2nd Street in Machesney Park

and now...

104 E. Brainard Street in Harvard

By The Dozen via Facebook

Here are the delicious Grand Opening event and giveaway details:

The Grand Opening event is scheduled for Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1.

Friday they're giving out free donuts and drinks

Saturday it's free cake slices to the first 500 guests

You can also register for a chance to win one of fifty free cakes, a flat screen TV, and a gas grill.

The giveaways are only available at the new location in Harvard.

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