Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Salvation Army Bell Ringing with My Sister Queens

Hello World!

In my last blog post I discussed the several ways to get involved in the community this

holiday season and today I want to tell you how I did just that!

As mentioned before, one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to bell

ring for the Salvation Army—this year I did just that! I was invited to bell ring at a local grocery

store with several of our 2017 North Dakota contestants and I had a blast! Bell ringing is one of

my favorite things to do because it is easy to sign-up, it is a great thing to do with family or

friends, and everyone knows about it! What made this year so fun was being able to do it with

girls I hardly knew or did not know at all. These girls with their local titles took time out of their

weekend to make a difference in our Fargo community and that just warms my heart. Each one

of them will be competing this January at our state pageant and it was so fun getting to know

them, their platforms, and how they decided to join our international family.

During our time ringing, we got to talk with several people, share our platforms, and

gained friendships. It truly was a wonderful time and it really brought me back to why pageants

are so fun—the friendships. Each person I have met along this journey has influenced my life

and I love that I get to meet these people while also doing what I love, volunteering. Each day

we have the ability to build our communities whether it is with a smile, one extra helping hand,

and one extra giving heart, we can better this Holiday season.

I have already scheduled my next bell-ringing time for the Salvation Army at

http://salvationarmynorth.org/volunteer/bellringing/ and you can too!

For only a little while longer,

Your Miss North Dakota International 2016

Taylor Woodruff



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A Special Christmas Wish from Our Family to Yours – ‘Two Horses’





There were two horses in a field. From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse, but the difference was quite amazing. Looking into the eyes of the older horse will disclose that he is blind. His owners have chosen not to have him put down and have made a good home for him. If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. The sound is coming from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell. It lets the blind horse know where the other horse is so he can follow. The horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse. The blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the horse with the bell is, trusting that he will not be led astray. When the horse with the bell returns to the barn each evening, it stops occasionally and looks back to make sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need. Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse helping others to find their way. Good friends and family are like that. You may not always see them, but you know they are always there. Please listen for our bell and we will listen for yours.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
The Klinger’s - Andrew, Ashley, Bella & Barklee

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Volunteering for the Holidays


Greetings world!
            The holiday season is approaching and I cannot wait to celebrate!
This time of year it feels like there is always so much going on whether it is preparing for your pageant (which is a handful in itself), making plans with family and friends, shopping, perhaps finals, and constant weather changes ( at least in North Dakota).
Something that many people forget about this time of year is that it is a prime time to get out and volunteer! Like I mentioned, there is so much going on and people are looking for volunteers left and right! Whether it is bell ringing for the salvation army ( one of my personal favorites), Santas elves at the mall, a tree carrier at a tree farm, food banks ( this is their busiest time of year), and shelters as the weather changes.
            My challenge to you these holidays is to grab a group of people, whether it is your parents, siblings, friends, or pageant directors/sisters, get out and volunteer a couple of hours of your time. You won’t regret it! Not sure how to get involved or where to look, send me a message and I will help you find something close to you!
One extra hand, one extra giving heart, and one extra smile can make the difference our communities need.
I hope you all get out of your comfort zone and do just that! I would love to hear about your experience!

Your  Miss North Dakota International 2016
Taylor Woodruff

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from Meghanne

I hope everyone had a safe and very happy Thanksgiving. I just wanted to share a few things that I am thankful for this Thanksgiving, and the best way to keep traditions going instead of "Black Thursday" shopping.

This year I spent Thanksgiving with my Anne Carlsen Center family. We spent the entire afternoon cooking and decorating our cottage (where my clients live). My favorite tradition at the center, is for the kids that don’t go home with a family, we create an entire meal together and push all of our tables together to eat as a 'family', which we normally are unable to do, due to certain circumstances. I am thankful that I was able to be a part of such a wonderful dinner, and spend time with the ones who don’t get to go home for the holidays.

After the meal, instead of planning on what to buy people for Christmas when Thanksgiving isn't even over, my family likes to spend time sharing stories and playing family friendly games, and I HIGHLY recommend Mad Gab. Too often, especially in today's society, people tend to forget what the holiday of Thanksgiving is really all about. If not this year, maybe next year try taking some extra time with your family, memories like those will last a lifetime, that new TV won't.

So, wherever you were and whoever you were with, I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving, and safe travels.

Your Miss Teen North Dakota International 2016,
Meghanne Quam

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Meghanne's First College Semester


Wow, it has been sometime since I have caught up with everyone and my blog! I would like to start by saying, I'm alive, doing well, and super busy; and I love it! I started college back in the beginning of September at the University of Mary, and so far it has been amazing.
I am going to be honest, being a people person has always been my strong point, not math and science. So, this semester I have taken on a math and a science to get them out of the way, but that’s where my main focus has been for the past few months and will continue to be until Christmas break. Other than my challenging class load, college has been even better than I expected. I have found that I do not want to be a nursing major (hence the math and sciences), but I have switched my major to Business Administration with a minor in Communications (hence the people person thing).
College isn’t all classes; I have met a TON of new friends and people that are so amazing and I can't wait to finish the year out with them. I am so grateful that I am able to attend a University, and live on campus to get the full "college experience". Without living on campus I wouldn't be able to be in various activities and programs such as the program at the University of Mary called TRIO where I get amazing volunteer opportunities and can spend my free time participating in those.
So, yes, college isn't a walk through the park.. It's more like a walk to the Sahara Desert in the middle of July, but I wouldn't trade my education for anything in the world. I am so blessed to be able to attend such a wonderful University.
With love,
Meghanne 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Pageant Tips from Taylor


Guess what everyone, ITS PAGEANT SEASON! How exciting is that?
Girls are dress shopping, excelling in the gym, and working hard on paperwork. Today I want to share a few prep tips that I hope some of you can find helpful.
1.     Think of yourself as if you are already wearing that crown! Don’t just work towards the crown, work to bring glory to the crown that is already on your head (You’re always a Queen).
2.     Don’t let brand names make your decisions. If you love that dress or shoe but it is not a popular brand, wear it anyways!
3.     Be honest. Be honest on your paperwork and to yourself. The judges want to know YOU and what YOU have done. You are wonderfully and beautifully made, so embrace who you are, don’t pretend to be something you are not.
4.     Don’t look at the past winners. Just because the 2016 winner wore a green gown, doesn’t mean you should too. Use what looks good on YOU and brings out your best attributes.
5.     If you are a coffee drinker like myself, start using a straw two weeks before you pageant (or always!) to keep your teeth whiter
6.     Water. Water. Water. Water. Water. Water. ( clears you face and keeps you thinking straight)
7.     Also, that one slice of pizza or one donut isn’t going to kill you. Enjoy yourself
8.     Use a photo that ACTUALLY looks like you. You want the judges to have a good impression of who you are!
9.     Do. Not. Compare. Yourself. It is easier said than done, I know. Just know that you worked hard to get where you are and there is not another you in this entire universe, so no one can be a better you than you.
10.  Reuse. Reuse. Reuse. I think we can all agree that Pageantry isn’t exactly the cheapest sport out there but reusing can totally save you a load of money. Coming from a girl who used the same gown in three pageants in one year! Yes, there is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing a dress twice, or in my case, three times! I wore my state gown at nationals because I was still so in love with it! It also saved me quite a bit of money. Even borrowing or renting a dress from someone else totally works! That dress will look completely different on you than perhaps it did on your friend! Do it!

These are just a few tips that I have learned in my pageant career and I hope that they can be helpful to you in this time of year! Feel free to even write me if you have any question! Love to help out! Thanks again for catching up with me <3

 Miss North Dakota International 2016
Taylor Woodruff

Sunday, November 13, 2016

'Cope With Hope' Survivor Sacks




Hello, everyone! Welcome to my latest blog post! I am especially excited for this blog, as I’m about to share with you some additional information pertaining to a recent post that I made on Facebook about a very special project that I’m working on through my platform, The Cope Well Foundation!

As I already announced on my Facebook page, The Cope Well Foundation is beyond thrilled to introduce our NEW ‘Cope with Hope’ coping outlet, which includes the distribution of our NEW ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sacks with support from the Hope for the Journey Cancer Support Group through Hope Church!

The intention of our ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign is to simply increase the impact we have on the Cancer Community by further promoting the importance of emotional AND spiritual well-being during one’s Survivorship Journey.

As a nonprofit organization that focuses on the emotional recovery of Survivorship, including Cancer Survivorship, the Cope Well Foundation promotes the importance of three main coping outlets, all of which have been developed by Cope Well and focus on the emotional affects of Survivorship. Those coping outlets are as follows: Survivorship thru Mentorship, Live Well thru Activities and Coping thru Counseling. With a desire to add a faith-based element to our organization, we have added a fourth coping outlet, which is ‘Cope with Hope’. Each of these coping outlets has proven to be not only beneficial, but essential, for the emotional and spiritual well-being of Survivors and their support systems.

As the primary focus of the Cope Well Foundation has been on Cancer Survivorship since the launch of our organization in 2011, the initial plan for our ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign is to focus specifically on Cancer Survivorship. We will accomplish this through three different methods. First, we will make the Survivor Sacks available to Cancer Patients by distributing them to area Cancer Centers, who will then offer them to their patients on our behalf. To begin, we will focus first on the two Cancer Centers in Grand Forks, ND, as Grand Forks is the home base of the Cope Well Foundation. From there, we hope to expand to Cancer Centers throughout the state, then to Cancer Centers throughout the region and then finally to Cancer Centers throughout the country. Second, we hope to make the Survivor Sacks available to other groups and organizations affiliated with Cancer Survivorship. Our relationship with the Hope for the Journey Cancer Support Group is a perfect example of that effort. And finally, we hope to make the Survivor Sacks available to any individual Cancer Survivor who reaches out to us directly to request a Survivor Sack of their own.

Our long-term goals for our NEW ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign are to 1) provide two different versions of our Survivor Sacks, which would include an adult Survivor Sack and a youth Survivor Sack, and 2) to eventually provide a slightly modified Survivor Sack that focuses on Survivorship in other areas of life, as Survivorship isn’t limited to Cancer alone.

To kick-off the initial ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign, we’re focusing on adult Survivor Sacks specifically for Cancer Survivorship. With that in mind, each Survivor Sack consists of the following items:
·       A ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack, which will be a black, drawstring bag. Inside the Survivor Sack will be a letter explaining our ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign and the relevance of each item provided in the Survivor Sack.
·       The Cope Well Foundation promotional materials, which include a Cope Well Brochure, a Cope Well Ribbon Card with Lapel Pin, a Cope Well Bracelet and a Cope Well Pencil.
o   Items pertaining to each of the four Cope Well coping outlets mentioned above to emphasize their benefits during one’s Survivorship journey.
§  Deck of Cards to promote Survivorship thru Mentorship.
§  Word Search Activity Book to promote Live Well thru Activities.
§  Personal Journal and Inspirational Booklet to promote Coping thru Counseling.
§  A Water Bottle, a New Testament Bible and information from the Hope for the Journey Cancer Support Group to further promote Cope with Hope.
·       Specific items that have been known to be helpful during different types of Cancer Treatments, which include a pack of Tissues, Hand Sanitizer, Chap Stick, Hand Lotion, Medical Face Mask and a bag of Hard Candy. (We would eventually like to add a Beanie and a cozy pair of Socks in the future if funds allow.)

Our ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign will be much more effective with the support of other like-minded individuals and organizations. This is where we need YOUR help! The cost of each ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack is just $10.00, which includes the Sack and ALL of the items in it! That means that for ONLY $10.00, YOU can make a direct impact on the Survivorship Journey of a Cancer Survivor! We even have options where you can request your Survivor Sack to be sent to a specific Cancer Center, a specific Cancer-related organization or even a specific Cancer Survivor with a personalized note to make it that much more personal. To put the financial needs of this campaign in perspective, one local Cancer Center that we spoke with saw over 850 adult Cancer Patients in just one year. It’s obvious that the need is great, but by working together we can all lead by example and make a difference in the lives of Cancer Survivors everywhere!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve received two $250.00 grants and over $1000.00 in initial donations to kick-start the campaign, which we’re using to produce 150 initial Survivor Sacks. 100 of these initial Survivor Sacks will be distributed equally to the two Cancer Centers in Grand Forks, ND. The remaining 50 Survivor Sacks will be distributed to local Cancer-related organizations and to a number of individual Cancer Survivors throughout the region. These individuals will be receiving them on behalf of requests made by private donors. Our goal is to have all of these initial Survivor Sacks distributed before the end of 2016. We hope that this kick-start effort is just the beginning of a long-term, nationwide ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign that will increase the impact we have on the Cancer Community and further promote the importance of emotional AND spiritual well-being during one’s Survivorship Journey.

For more information about the Cope Well Foundation, the coping outlets that we promote or to learn of ways that you can support our NEW ‘Cope with Hope’ Survivor Sack campaign, please contact us directly or visit our website at www.CopeWell.org.

Until next time, continue to lead by example and make a difference!


Ashley Rae Klinger
Mrs. North Dakota International 2016

‘Leading by example for those around us and making a difference in the lives of others, isn’t a hobby; it’s a Purpose!’ ~ Ashley Rae Klinger

Thursday, October 20, 2016

An opportunity I'm happy I didn't pass on!


The International Pageant System – An opportunity I’m happy I didn’t pass on!



Hello, Everyone! In my last blog post, I shared a message with you about the importance of combining the abilities we have with the opportunities around us, in an effort to reach our fullest potential and to be the best versions of ourselves. In this blog, I’d like to elaborate on that message by sharing with you an opportunity that I’m happy I didn’t pass on; The International Pageant System.

Exactly 1-year ago, I was approached by the Directors of the North Dakota International Pageant System and presented with the opportunity to participate in the 2016 ND International Pageant, which was only 3-months away. Having no pageant experience, other than being a judge for 1 other pageant, watching an occasional pageant on television and the dozen or so times that I’ve watched Miss. Congeniality, I wasn’t completely familiar with the pageant world, and I will admit that I even had some misconceptions of what pageants were all about. Because of that, my initial reaction was to say no thank you to the opportunity. However, after I thought about it for a few days and did some research on the International Pageant System, I absolutely fell in love with everything that it stood for, so I began to consider the opportunity.

The mission of the International Pageant System is to ‘make a difference’. The system was developed to support and empower married women, young women and teens by showcasing their accomplishments and their commitment to family and marriage. They are also a platform-based system, which means that they focus heavily on character and on the work that we do. Each participant represents a cause or organization that they spend their time promoting and bringing awareness to throughout the year. They look for women who are usually philanthropic-minded and find it important to make a difference within their communities and within the World as a whole; hence the International component. One last thing that I find to be very special about this system is their commitment to their faith and their belief in God. When I truly began to understand the overall vision and the values of the International Pageant System, and when I started breaking down some of those hesitations and misunderstandings that I initially had, participating seemed like the only natural choice to make, as everything they stand for are all things that I too believe in and am very passionate about and committed to.

With that in mind, I began to look at the abilities and gifts in which God has provided to me. From my commitment to supporting and empowering women and young ladies, to my passion of making a difference in the world, and even my devotion to growing in my faith and living my life through His word, this opportunity seemed to only highlight my abilities and my gifts. It seemed to be another great way for me to make the most out of my abilities and to reach my fullest potential by being the best version of myself. As you already know the end of the story, you know that I, in fact, chose to say YES! Not knowing what would come of the experience, I simply chose to be my best self by combining my abilities with an opportunity.

In closing, I leave you with this; Whatever abilities and gifts you’ve been blessed with, I urge each and every one of you reading this to commit each and every day of your life to reaching your fullest potential and to being the best version of yourself by simply combining your abilities and your gifts with the opportunities around you. You’re not going to know for sure what the outcome of that opportunity is going to be, but that’s not the important part. The important part is that you’re contributing your abilities and your gifts to the world; and therefore, fulfilling your Purpose!

Until next time, continue to lead by example and make a difference!

Your Mrs. North Dakota International 2016
Ashley Rae Klinger


“Leading by example for those around us and making a difference in the lives of others isn’t a hobby; it’s a Purpose!” ~ Ashley Rae Klinger

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

BBQ Judging


Hello! I am so excited to tell you all about a super cool appearance I did!
As I have shared before, I am attending North Dakota State University and one morning while I was leaving class, my professor asked me if Miss North Dakota International would come to an event and be a judge- I of course said yes and to just email me the details! Little did I know what I had really signed up for!
                  To spare you the anticipation, I got to judge the North Dakota BBQ contest! How cool is that! Who wouldn’t want to eat BBQ all day long! I was pretty stoked about the opportunity!
                  There were about 20 other judges besides myself and about 30 or so groups of Barbequers that grilled up chicken, pulled pork, ribs, and brisket for the contest. You may ask how this was possible and we truly couldn’t take more than a bite or two of each sample in order to last till the last category! We judged each category by its look (presentation), its taste, and the tenderness of the meat. All very important aspects to a good tasting meal! Let me tell you, I had BBQ sauce all over my face, learned a lot about grilling meat, and got to take home any left over’s I wanted! I was eating ribs for a week straight!
                  After all the judging was done and the scores were being tallied, I walked around the campers where the barbequers and their families had been cooking since the night before preparing for the days contest! We took lots of pictures! Quickly the award ceremony came up and I got to pass out the awards/money and the GIANT grand champion trophy to the three time winner- Pigtamers BBQ! What an honor it was to be a part of such a fun and family oriented event here in Fargo! I am so proud of everyone that contributed their time and the Barbequing skills to such a fun event! I had an absolute blast! I can’t wait to go back next year!
Thanks again everyone for reading about one of my favorite events so far!



Your Miss North Dakota International 2016, Taylor Woodruff

Friday, October 7, 2016

Abilities and Opportunities

Mrs. North Dakota International 2016 – Ashley Rae Klinger


Tis’ that time of year again! We’re heading into the Fallseason, which means it’s Back-to-School! I might not be one of the individuals heading back to the classroom, however, I can’t help but to reflect WAY back on my school days. Yes, WAY back! ;)

Back then, life was very different, yet in many ways, it was very similar. It was different in the sense that back in those days, I was still trying to figure out WHO I was, WHO I wanted to be and WHO I lived for. Where today, I whole-heartedly know the answers to those questions. I’m no longer trying to make sense of that part of my life. Yet, it’s similar in the sense that just like back then, today I still can’t predict the future. AlthoughI might know WHO I am, WHO I want to be, and WHO I live for now, I still don’t know what the future looks like or what it has in store for me. However, unlike back then, today I’m comfortable knowing that it’s not my job to figure it out. I’m simply meant to trust in the plan that God has for me, and to trust in tomorrow, because He’s already there. 

Now, with that being said, I can’t just sit back and expect my life to take shape on it’s own. Even though He has an ultimate plan for my life, it isn’t just going to happen. Because I’m apart of the plan He has for me, I’m the one who has to act on that plan. I still have to do my part to reach my fullest potential and to fulfill my purpose.

So, how do I take action if I don’t know, nor even understand at times, what the ultimate plan is? Well, there are a number of different ways, but one simple way is through abilities and opportunities. God provides each of us with many different abilities, also known as gifts, and it’s up to each of us to make the most out of those abilities/gifts by combining them with the many different opportunities around us, which are also provided for us by Him. It’s important to remember that some of those abilities and opportunities might not be as transparent as others, but they’re there, and through them His ultimate plan for our life will be fulfilled. It’s simply up to each of us to open up our hearts to Him and to trust in the plan that He has for us. We might not always see it, nor will we always understand it, but the good news is, that’s not our job.Our job is to simply recognize and appreciate our abilities/gifts and opportunities, and to seek comfort in knowing that although only He has all the answers, His plan will eventually be revealed if we devote our lives to combining our abilities/gifts and opportunities and making the most out of what He provides.


Ashley Rae Klinger
Mrs. North Dakota International 2016


“Making a difference in the lives of others, and leading by example for those around me, isn’t by hobby; it’s my Purpose!” ~ Ashley Rae Klinger

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Did someone say "back to school"?!


Time sure is flying! Can you believe it? September is here and almost over!
School is back in session and let me tell you, I couldn’t be more excited! This year I start my Junior Year of College at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND and it has been nothing short of great! As a junior, college is not the quite the hype it was my freshmen year but I honestly haven’t been more excited and pleased with where I am and what I am doing!
Each year I like to challenge myself in a different way and this year I particularly challenged myself to love. Whether it is to love myself, my classes, the people around me, or even love the bird that pooped on me last week. As I get older I realize the littlest things are often taken advantaged of and I personally want to enjoy anything and everything that I can. Yes, even find the joy of the bird pooping. Because like I told you last time, we all have to laugh at ourselves a little. It is not always easy to love, trust me, it is only going into week 5 of school this fall and I have had some hard times, but I have learned to love the walk from the parking lot to my classes. I have learned to love the strangers I sit next to because they too had to get to that 8am class just like I did and still have the energy to smile back at me. The little things right?
Today I challenge you to slow down just a little to embrace what is around you this school year. Stop wishing it away for the next summer vacation, and love whatever you can. Maybe it seems a little silly but give it a try!

Until next time!

Miss North Dakota International 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

Survivorship through Mentorship

 

‘As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.' 1 Peter 4:10

‘Our Purpose in life is simple; it is to be the best version of ourselves that we can be by leading by example for those around us and making a difference in the lives of others.’ ~ Ashley Rae Klinger.

One way in which we can accomplish this is by using our experiences as a Survivor to not only better our own lives, but to better the lives of those around us, and Mentorship is a perfect example of that.

The Cope Well Foundation’s 'Survivorship through Mentorship' Program is aimed at building Mentor/Mentee connections and support systems in a comfortable and trusting environment, in an overall effort to help Survivors 'Cope Well' during their Survivorship journey.

So, what exactly is 'Survivorship through Mentorship'? At Cope Well, we break it down into 2 parts. 1) Survivorship is the Journey of a Survivor who has been affected, directly or indirectly, by a circumstance in life. 2) Mentorship is the positive and growing Relationship between one Survivor and another. These 2 parts add up to 1 very important message: Survivorship through Mentorship, which is the idea of Survivors using their experiences to form relationships with one another to better the lives of themselves and their fellow Survivors, in an effort to ‘Cope Well’ during their Survivorship Journey.

With Survivorship through Mentorship, there are no limits! Survivorship applies to all areas of life, as it includes Survivors of Cancer, Lupus, Stoke, Infertility, PTSD, Suicide, Depression, Loss of a Loved One and all other illnesses and circumstances that may affect us physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually. Mentorship also applies to all areas of life, as it includes relationships between Individuals and Groups, Males and Females, Youth and Elderly and all other environments where positive relationships may form and grow.

With Survivorship through Mentorship, the benefits are endless! Although those benefits will vary from participant to participant, Cope Well believes that Survivorship through Mentorship will ultimately be very therapeutic for BOTH the Mentor and Mentee in a variety of ways. And regardless of the type of Survivorship and whether one decides to be the Mentor or the Mentee, Survivorship through Mentorship is another great way for us to be the best version of ourselves that we can be.

The overall Purpose of The Cope Well Foundation’s Survivorship through Mentorship program is simple: to use our experiences as Survivors to not only better our own lives, but to better the lives of those around us. Through this message, we will lead by example and make a difference, and together we will ‘Cope Well to Live Well’.

‘Above all, keep loving one another earnestly.’ 1 Peter 4:8

Until next time, continue to lead by example and make a difference!

Ashley Rae Klinger
Mrs. North Dakota International 2016


“Making a difference in the lives of others, and leading by example for those around me, isn’t by hobby; it’s my Purpose!” ~ Ashley Rae Klinger