Today kicks off the Lincoln County Extension and Community Association’s annual sale of fried apple pies, a fundraising tradition that dates back more than 30 years.
Through Friday, the organization will be selling the pies for $2 each in the demonstration kitchen of the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton.
Walk-in customers, who will be limited to five of the sweet treats or less per person, are welcome beginning 1 p.m. today and from10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for the rest of the week.
Those looking to place large orders are asked to call (704) 736-8464 ahead of time, starting at 9 a.m. today, so organizers can better handle the request.
Past years have seen as many as 2,000 pies sold.
The ECA has been making the fried pastries, prepared completely from scratch, every summer since 1974.
The sale serves as the group’s largest fundraiser, with money made through the effort helping to finance many of the activities that the organization puts on for the community.
Proceeds from the event also help support local 4-H clubs, Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and the Red Cross Bloodmobile, in addition to funding four scholarships for students from each of the county’s high schools.