SAHUARITA, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - People had their pick at plenty of pecans at the 9th annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival. The event that highlights the Green Valley Pecan Company, one of the world's largest producers of pecans, typically draws a crowd of around 20,000 people.
From raw pecans to savory pecans, people waited in long lines to purchase their nutty fix. But something many of them probably didn't know at the time -- a portion of the pecan proceeds goes towards local charities. Since the event started in 2009, they've donated more than $75,000 to a variety of local charities.