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Miss America Opens Festival, Speaks With WBIW
Updated May 5, 2013 1:01 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(MEDORA) - Festivities were opened at the 2009 National Maple Syrup Festival in Medora this weekend by a very special guest...Miss America.

Katie Stam, who hails from Jackson County, was at Burton's Maplewood Farm Saturday to get the festivities going. While she was there, she took a brief moment to speak with our very own Johnny Henderson.

HENDERSON: Miss America 2009, exciting?

STAM: Very very exciting!

HENDERSON: You chose as your platform volunteerism. Why that?

STAM: Well, volunteering has always been very near and dear to my heart. It's something that was a value instilled in me when I was a little child by my parents and it's something that I want to share with everybody.

HENDERSON: Sounds like a great time, have a great ride? Enjoy it? First Miss America from Indiana and the first one to be voted in by the viewers, that's great!

STAM: That's right. First year we've ever had that, with America voting for their Miss America and I just happened to be chosen, so it was really wonderful. Thank you.

HENDERSON: Just shows they have good taste, doesn't it?

STAM: Well, thank you very very much, I appreciate it!

Stam continued her whirlwind schedule Sunday at Bloomington's College Mall, while the Maple Syrup Festival gets back underway this coming weekend.

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