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Bacon City USA Festival set to sizzle on Saturday

The second annual Bacon City USA Festival will take over downtown Vernon Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Live entertainment will be presented from 11 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on the Wright Pavilion Stage. Performers will include Southern Weather, The Flynns, Blaine Gillespie Band, Already Goners and The Bourbon Prophets. The Festival…

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Bacon City mayor proclaims love for Wright bacon

Tyson Foods celebrated the 100th anniversary of Wright Brand bacon Friday here in Vernon. For a day Vernon became “Bacon City.” Since a city with a new name needs a new mayor, Tyson Foods held a nation-wide competition for that position. Entrants were encouraged to submit a one-minute video of themselves explaining why they should…

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City commission talks bacon

Bill Humphrey Vernon Record The Vernon City Commission met in regular session on Tuesday August 23. Mayor Pam Gosline called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Amanda Lehman, Director of the Vernon Tourism and Main Street Board addressed the Commission, stating that she had met with Tyson Foods representatives and discussed ideas for the…

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Bacon City mayor proclaimed

“As your next mayor, I will work tirelessly to ensure every citizen of this great city has access to the finest bacon, Wright Brand Bacon.” It looks like Bacon City USA has found its new mayor in Walter Arnett of Lexington, Kentucky. To celebrate 100 years of Wright Brand Bacon, Vernon, Texas (the official birthplace…

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Vernon to be promoted as Bacon City, USA

In honor of 100 years of Bacon the Wright Way, the company plans a nationwide promotion with Vernon, Texas to be renamed as Bacon City, USA for the weekend of September 16-17, 2022. “Of course we are not going to change our name from Vernon, that would be impossible,” Vernon City Manager Marty Mangum clarified.…

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