Emporia Turns Out For Twinkie Celebration

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- Sweet treats were a cause for celebration today in Emporia.

The Twinkies Festival took place in the Flint Hills Mall parking lot to celebrate the sweet confections made in town and to celebrate the expansion of the hostess brands flagship production facility.

The Twinkies arrived at 10 a.m. followed by a Twinkie eating contest, Twinkie song writing contest, costume contest and a Twinkie recipe contest.