Here she comes, Miss North Dakota


To continue the theme of catching up, I’m on to the Miss North Dakota pageant.

This became a much longer event than I planned.

I went into it knowing what photo I wanted and where I needed to be get to it—the reaction shot of the crown and waving to the crowd.

I was told to arrive at the theater at 9:30 p.m. with a 10 p.m. deadline, Miss N.D. being the top story with large story placement on page one. As I drove there I had a feeling it would run longer.

It did. By the time I arrived at 9:30 there was still a portion of the talent competition and Q&A portion, along with a myriad of other performances and a farewell to the then-current Miss N.D.

By 11 p.m.-ish the crowning was ready.

It made for a long night but I’m glad I was there for the farewell because I really enjoyed capturing the quiet moment as she acknowledged the crowd during the video tribute.

© 2013 Jerry Burnes/Williston Herald


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