N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 POTATO GROWER 5 the floral booth before her appearance ended and there were smiles all around! Cara was very engaging and personable and her love for her home state was very evident. She seemed genuinely as happy to see us as we were to meet her! After some photos, we headed back to our booth but not before asking Cara to stop by the Red River Valley booth too. No commitment was received as this would be something that would have to be okayed by her Director of Appearances Brittany Baitinger who accompanied her to the show. About 15 minutes later, to our surprise, Cara came by with her handler for more photos and greetings! This gave several more Red River Valley folks a chance to meet Miss America. Grower-shipper Greg Hall asked if he could record a video of her greeting his granddaughters who are big fans. Cara was happy to do it and Greg’s granddaughters and family back home were thrilled when they watched the video! The Bismarck native graduated from Brown University in 2016 with a degree in business. She has been accepted to the Notre Dame Law School and will attend there after her one year commitment to her Miss America duties is completed. Mund, a former intern for Republican Senator John Hoeven in Washington D.C. has expressed interest in running for statewide office in her home state some- day with a goal to become North Dakota’s first female governor. Count on Techmark for all of your storage ventilation needs. Contact us at 517-322-0250. www.techmark-inc.com L to R: Casey Folson, Greg Hall, Ted Kreis, Miss America Cara Mund, Lawrence Kimball and Dave Moquist.