Star loved ‘hi­lar­i­ous’ in­vite

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A US town has struck out in its at­tempt to bring home the ba­con – Kevin Ba­con, that is.

Brat­tle­boro wanted the ac­tor to visit for its third an­nual Ba­con­fest, a cel­e­bra­tion of all things re­lated to the fatty cured pork strips.

But he has now tweeted his re­grets, say­ing in a video that he won’t be able to make it to Ba­con­fest as he’s film­ing in Van­cou­ver.

But, Ba­con said he ap­pre­ci­ated the “hi­lar­i­ous ef­fort” that went into try­ing to get him there.

The Brat­tle­boro Area Cham­ber of Com­merce ran a so­cial me­dia blitz last month invit­ing Ba­con to Satur­day’s event. Res­i­dents have been pho­tographed with a life-size card­board cutout of him called Flat Ba­con as part of the cam­paign.

Flat Ba­con even ap­peared with Demo­cratic US Sen­a­tor Pa­trick Leahy and Demo­cratic Gov­er­nor Peter Shum­lin, who recorded a video urg­ing the ac­tor to show up.

“Kevin, Ver­mont has the coolest lit­tle town in Amer­ica called Brat­tle­boro. I was born there. I still love it,” Shum­lin said. “They’re go­ing to have a ba­con fes­ti­val. It will be the best ba­con and the best lit­tle town in Amer­ica, and we need you.”

When asked about the like­li­hood of the real Ba­con at­tend­ing, the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the cham­ber, Kate O ’ C o n n o r, said: “Pretty much zero, but we thought it’s worth a try and it’s sort of kooky enough that per­haps there’s a chance.”

Ba­con­fest fea­tures races, mu­sic and recipes. It’ll end with a screen­ing of the 1984 Kevin Ba­con film Foot­loose.

Ba­con told or­gan­is­ers and at­ten­dees to “have a great time and en­joy the ba­con”.

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