Miss America - Homecoming
Doug Barrett | Nov 6, 2017 AT 8:18 am
Thousands have welcomed Miss America Cara Mund back to her North Dakota hometown.
About 2,000 people turned out Saturday for Mund's welcome-home party in Bismarck. Young girls and boys cheered when North Dakota's first Miss America appeared at the Bismarck Event Center.
Mund told the crowd that - whether young girls are in North Dakota or in a rural area - they can make their dreams come true if they work hard.
The 23-year-old was crowned Miss America in September. Saturday was her first homecoming party, and before the event she stopped at Sanford Children's Hospital to visit patients.