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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The 130th annual Dixie Classic Fair opens today.  Many people and charities look forward to the start of the states second largest fair.

"We support boy scouts, girl scouts, little league and give out two scholarships ... to high school students," said Stephen Amos, President of Walkertown Civic Club. For the club and many non-profits selling food at the community food booth the fair is their biggest fundraiser of the year.  

"This year were staring a new program called operation warm," said David Pollard president of the Winston-Salem Professional Firefighters another non-profit selling food at the community food booth.  "This will be one of our biggest fundraisers towards [the program] where we will buy coats for needy kids."

Fair officials say non-profits can make between $10,000 - $40,000 over the next ten days, most of which will be put back into the community.  The community food booth can be found near the clock tower.