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Eden Native Celebrates Corn Festival with a Cabaret

By Joyce Kryzak

Buffalo, NY – Each year the Eden Corn Fest draws about a hundred thousand golden maize worshiping local visitors. Since it's so popular here, Eden native Jill Ann Dugan thought why not in the Big Apple? The professional actress just closed a successful run in New York of her one woman cabaret that pays tribute to Eden's yearly corn celebration.

Dugan appropriately calls the show, "Exit 57-A, Turn Here for the Eden Corn Festival." It's a familiar sign for local corn fest lovers. Although for her New York audiences Dugan thought a little more direction might be helpful. So, she handed out detailed maps following every show. And she thinks some of them just might come. Dugan says that given just a taste of her passion for the festival, New York audiences soon craved more of the homespun goodness.

Click the "listen" icon above to hear Joyce Kryszak's interview with Jill Ann Dugan.