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Veteran hons prepare for Honfest 2014 [Pictures]

Since 1994, Hampden's Honfest has been celebrating the archetypal Baltimore hon. Women -- and some men -- have flocked to 36th Street (if you're a local, you know it as the Avenue) for the sole purpose of winning the title of Baltimore's Best Hon. But what separates the true hon from the mere pretender? Why do people regard her so fondly? And why are women willing to come back to Hampden, year after year, to vie for the coveted title? We asked three veteran hon contenders, ranging in age from 12 to 65, those very questions. -- Chris Kaltenbach
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