Kenton Mahoney works up doughnut batter at the North United Methodist Church's doughnut booth at the Jefferson County 4-H Fair on Monday. Mahoney is an 11-year veteran of the doughnut booth. Bottom, fresh doughnuts wait to be dressed as the next batch sizzle in the fryer. This fair tradition began about 40 years ago with just one fryer, church volunteers say. While the recipe remains the same, the operation has expanded. Volunteers say the doughnuts are a hit with the fair crowd regardless of how hot and humid the weather turns. (Staff photos by Seth Grundhoefer/