Miss America 2009 Katie Stam was in Dallas last weekend to kick of the holidays. Katie was a special guest at the Capital One Adolphus Children's Parade in Dallas. The parade, which attracts a crowd of over 350,000 in downtown Dallas, officially kicks off the holiday season and is a fundraiser for the Children's Medical Center.
Katie rode in the parade in a lovely red Joseph Ribkoff gown with Rheagan, a child chosen from Children’s Medical Center to accompany Miss America.
Before the parade, she attended a parade party at the Children's Medical Center, where she visited with Dallas' most courageous young fighters and helped them make crafts.
While in Dallas, she met up with Miss Texas 2009 Kristen Blair and the one and only Santa Claus!