Cara Mund just finished celebrating her birthday and was out at Kirkwood mall to celebrate the holidays with her home town.
Answering community questions, signing autographs, and posing for pictures, almost back to back with Santa. The mall made the day into a festival with a parade, special deals, and local performers like Briana Helbling.
"It's really cool that she takes time out of her schedule to say 'hi' to all of us, and really interact with the kids. I know it means a lot to them, and I think it's really cool what she's doing," said Hunter Berreth, Bismarck.
About 600 North Dakotans of all ages came to meet Miss America.