Cedar Rapids Native Crowned Queen at BaconFest

By Chris Earl, Reporter and Anchor

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By Larry Burkum

DES MOINES, Iowa - BaconFest in Des Moines is serious business -- this year, people cured their desire to attend the 2014 edition, snapping up 12,000 tickets in 42 minutes.

This year's theme celebrates Elvis Presley and his run in Las Vegas - white jumpsuit and his love of bacon.

Yet there is also an Eastern Iowa angle amid this mass consumption of bacon.

Cedar Rapids native Shannon Sole is the 2014 Baconfest Queen -- and is now an attorney in Des Moines.

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