Sunday is Colorado Cinnamon Roll Day.   Thanks to the efforts of 10-year-old Sam Tollison of  Fort Collins, Gov. John Hickenlooper has designated Sunday,  as the day to celebrate the beloved cinnamon roll.

Silver Grill Café in Old Town Fort Collins is offering free giant cinnamon rolls for school age kids and coupon giveaways on Sunday.  Sam will be at the Silver Grill at 10 a.m. Sunday with Fort Collins Mayor Karen Weitkunat to commemorate the event.

It all started when the 4th grader at Linton Elementary School wondered why Colorado had no state pastry.  Sam sent a petition to the Governor. While Gov. Hickenlooper did not officially make the cinnamon roll the state roll of Colorado, Tollison received an official proclamation dated December 2nd, 2011, declaring January 8th, 2012, Colorado Cinnamon Roll Day.