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Fairgoers donate more than 8,000 pounds of food on Allentown Fair Preview Night

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The 167th Great Allentown Fair kicked off on Tuesday night with its Dollaplaooza "Buck and a Can" promotion, benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Fairgoers turned out in support of the Fair's Preview Night and brought in 8,463 pounds of canned and dry goods, fair officials said.

This is the sixth year the fair and Second Harvest Food Bank teamed up, and fairgoers responded by dropping acceptable donation items as they entered the fair while paying only $1 admission.

About 5,900 pounds was collected in 2018.

Plans are already underway to set a new record next year. 


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