For 60 years, one North Knoxville church has been raising money for charitable causes at the Tennessee Valley Fair.
Members of Fairview United Methodist Church have sold more than 1 million candy apples to help various Methodist missions local and international during that time.
The charities and missions the church helps with its $1 candy apple sales include everything from the Mission of Hope, here in Knoxville, to aid relief in Haiti.
"We're not trying to make tons of money," said Fairview member Patty Jackson. "We're just trying to make enough money to help other people."
The candy apples are made from scratch at the church and then taken to the fair each morning, with exception to Sunday.
"We make thousands of apples," said Fairview member Gena Dockery. "And it takes a lot of work."
And sometimes, it can even take decades.
94-year-old Mary Cummins started selling apples at the fair when the tradition first started. She said it came about after her congregation merged with another one in Knoxville.
"Their group had a group of ladies who needed a project to make some money," she said.
Cummins hasn't been able to work at the fair for about two years, due to an illness. However, she told 10News, she's not surprised people continue to come back for her church's sweet treat.
"Everybody loves a big candy apple," she said.
Fairview said it hopes to raise about $8,000 this year. It has yet to select which mission will receive its money.
If you would like to buy a candy apple, you can find Fairview's booth set up next to the Jacob Building in Chiilhowee Park until the fair ends Sunday, September 16th.