Twinkie Festival set for July 15th

Twinkies Comeback

Twinkies are not just snack cakes in Emporia, they’re something to celebrate.

A Twinkies Festival will be taking place on July 15th – the same day the treats should be back on shelves.

The event will also honor the company that’s reopening the city’s Hostess bakery after buying the snack cake lines out of bankruptcy.

More than 500 people lost their jobs when hostess closed the Emporia plant last november following a strike by union bakers.

The new owners, doing business as Hostess Brands LLC,  decided to re-open it as their flagship bakery.

It’ll be back in business this summer with an expected 250 employees to start.

The Twinkies Festival at Flinthills Mall will feature a Twinkie-eating challenge and a Twinkie costume competition.

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