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Emporia celebrates Twinkies Festival 2017

Twinkies Festival 2017 saw a new venue and several new activities for people to take part in Saturday.
 
The Lyon County Fairgrounds played host to the fifth annual event, which included a 5K, a costume contest, carnival games and a Lego Land and highlighted by the ever-popular Twinkie eating contest. This year's winner Bobby Keosybounheuang, a Hostess employee, shoved 10 of the creme filled treats in his face to win the adult competition. He says he has some bragging rights now among his co-workers.
 
 
 
This was Bobby's second year competing in the eating contest and he says his strategy was basically to just "shove 'em in." The move to the fairgrounds was seen as a way to help Twinkies Fest grow. Emporia Chamber President Jeanine McKenna says they hope to see it continue to grow.
 
 
 
The Boxcar Derby also had a new home, on the ESU campus. 

 
 
 
Competition winners 
 
YOUTH EATING CONTEST:
1st - Aiden Krout 1:34
2nd - Aaron Jimenez 1:40
3rd - Drew Worley 1:43
 
ADULT EATING CONTEST
1st - Bobby Keosybounheuang
 
BOXCAR DERBY WINNERS
5-8 year old division: Ansen Balkenhol
9-12 year old division: Trenton Ziegler
 
5K Winner - Asher Delmott 18:02