Friday, December 31, 2021

2021 In Review: Status of the Blog

So, I've already discussed some of the highlights in social media areas enjoyed by Section 36 in 2021.

But, what about just generally? How did the blog perform in 2021 at just being a blog? How did I do as a blogger? As a collector? I'm not going to pretend you actually care...but what else am I supposed to post about on New Year's Eve?

In 2021 this will be my 165th post, up from 114 last year. At just over three posts a week, that's about where I want to be. I think three posts a week is a good goal for a minimum, and would like to be slightly above that.

I'll admit that I wasn't entirely proud of all of them. The blaster breaks were getting a bit repetitive, and seemed like "filler" at times. But it was still fun to be able to write about cards. Hopefully you didn't find them too stale.

On the bright side, those posts almost always included an interview on Friday. And...usually another one during the week! Hopefully you've been enjoying all the visits from celebrity Red Sox fans (or, at least baseball fans). I think they're a lot of fun, and enjoy hearing input from those types of fans. (This year, I had the surprise honor of including Emma Broyles, who would go on to be crowned Miss America, in the list of visitors. That was a fantastic thing to be able to do.) If you enjoy the interviews too, that’s wonderful. If you don't, hopefully once or twice a week isn't too intrusive. Hope I can keep that up.

The Section 36 store also had a great year. More people keep buying shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, and whatever else. I'm always humbled whenever a sale goes through. Hopefully you've enjoyed all the pictures people have sent in wearing their gear. With any luck, both sales and picture submittals will increase in 2022!

2021 was also a continuation of my blogging perspective to help me find my voice or my place in this wide world. I still didn't write about the team itself as much as I would have liked. But, I am still a Red Sox fan. I like talking about the team, and about collecting their memorabilia, and reading the books, and talking with their fans. It's called a Red Sox fan blog for a reason. Because it's by a fan, about being a fan. Whatever type of fan that is.

Hope that's OK with you.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

2021 Year in Review: Social Media

Nothing can just be what it is. MLB can't be a competitive sporting event. It has to be an entertainment venture. Just like a blog just can’t be a blog. I mean, it can...but it’s not as easy or nearly as much fun. How am I supposed to make sure that the blog is on your mind every waking second of every day? How can I make sure you see some sort of new content as often as possible?

Of course. Social media.

Which is why Section 36 needs to have a presence. OK. More accurately, it's why I want Section 36 to have a social media presence. Even on the sites where I have no idea what’s going on. So, I hope you know about all the other ways you can follow along with Section 36! And, how have those social media sites gotten even better in 2021?

I’m glad you asked.

Once again, Instagram is probably the place I’ve seen the most movement in the past year.

It’s been so much fun connecting with fans and visitors through that site. For Section 36, in the past I have posted exclusively pictures I have taken. It’s a way to enjoy different views from a Red Sox fan. I've continued adding pictures people have submitted of themselves holding a “I’d Rather be in Section 36” sign, or pictures of themselves with Section 36 gear. (So, if you were wondering how you could appear on the Section 36 account, that’s how.) It’s been a great way to add variety to the feed, and publicize some great pictures people have submitted. And the best part? The account keeps adding followers and seeing more interaction, and I couldn't be more thrilled! Here's hoping that number keeps growing. If you’re one of the followers, thanks! If you’re not, what’s keeping you?

Twitter is still the old standby.

I find that it’s an easy way to spread the word about new posts
to the blogs. The Section 36 account tweets out links to posts here on Section 36. It also converses with fans, especially during Red Sox games. At over 1100 followers, it’s a fun group to be involved with.

Facebook provides fun opportunities.

I find it’s a combination between Twitter and Instagram. It can post links and pictures with ease, and has the ability to allow sharing with friends. The Section 36 page will post links to every post here on Section 36. Facebook is also great for pictures, so it posts pictures that I’ve taken. It’s also a prime spot to post pictures submitted by others. So almost every picture someone submits of themselves with Section 36
behind them, or in Section 36, or holding a “I’d rather be in Section 36” sign, or with Section 36 gear gets posted there. Section 36 has more than 500 likes and adds more all the time, which is great!

Beyond that?

Section 36 also has a presence on Snapchat and Pinterest, although I honestly have no idea why. Hopefully in 2022 I’ll figure something out. Feel free to follow/add to see the progress! In fact, follow all of Section 36 on all social media accounts.

It’ll be a lot of fun.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Maleah Eschenbaum Visits Section 36!

Photo: Molly Taylor
Section 36 had another visitor! 
Maleah Eschenbaum is passionate about raising awareness of ASL and the deaf community, a talented performer, and the current Miss Missouri Valley. I was so excited that she was willing to visit with us to discuss those topics, and a few more.

So, let's see what happens when Maleah Eschenbaum visits Section 36! 

How did you celebrate winning the Miss Missouri Valley crown?

After earning the title of Miss Missouri Valley all the candidates had a lot of pictures we had to take. I also stayed on the campus of the University of South Dakota, where the competition was held, and took some pictures outside in the natural light- talk about sparkle. Once I got back to the car, I called my grandparents and my parents since they stayed back home while I was at the competition. My Aunt, sister, and I were able to go out for dinner at a local restaurant after and have a celebratory dinner.

What part of the upcoming Miss South Dakota competition are you most nervous about?

I don't know that I am necessarily nervous about any parts of the competition itself. I am a firm believer that as long as you do all the preparations you can beforehand whatever happens, happens. Coming into Miss South Dakota week this past summer I was nervous about all of the unknowns that the week would hold. I think that still is true coming into my second Miss South Dakota competition. I think what makes me the most nervous is all of the production numbers that we will learn for the show. With all of that said though I am excited to spend the week with the amazing young women that are also competing for the job of (the 75th!) Miss South Dakota and experience a true Miss South Dakota week!

What is something Kaitlin O’Neill has done as Miss South Dakota that you would want to emulate?

Photo: Molly Taylor
I think something that Kaitlin has done that I want to emulate, even as a local titleholder, is her willingness to help others. Kaitlin and I grew up dancing at the same studio in my hometown, so she was always someone that I looked up to and she was always willing to help when she could. Whether this was in dance or out in the community Kaitlin was always someone that you could count on. I remember when I signed up for my first local Miss America competition, I messaged Kaitlin and she helped me through paperwork and choosing a Social Impact that meant something to me. She was one of the first people that really showed me the true meaning of sisterhood within the Miss America Organization and for that I am grateful.

How did you select your social impact initiative?

Photo: Molly Taylor
My Social Impact Initiative is called More Than Looks. It focuses on raising awareness of ASL and the Deaf community specifically here in the state of South Dakota. I chose this Social Impact Initiative because I was an American Sign Language Interpreting major in college, graduating in May of 2021. Through my experiences in college, I realized that not many people understand the importance that not only ASL plays in daily life but also the importance that the Deaf community has had on our communities, states, and nation. Most people when they first meet or see a Deaf person get nervous because they, as hearing individuals, don't know how to communicate with someone that can't hear. Since starting with the Miss America system back in 2019, I have been able to partner with my hometown's Recreational and Cultural Center to provide Introduction to ASL classes for the last three years. I have also been able to go into classrooms to talk with kids from ages 5-6th grade about how important learning another language, specifically ASL, can be. I came up with the name More Than Looks because ultimately ASL and the Deaf community are more than they look like. There is a deeper meaning and reasoning behind every sign and every choice made. After all the only thing Deaf people can't do is hear.

What do you enjoy most about performing your talent on stage?

Photo: Molly Taylor
My favorite part about performing my talent on stage is bringing music to life. For my talent, I am able to perform a song in ASL bringing in a different language and culture and mixing in a little bit of my dance background. In the past, I have performed to everything from Sia to Brother Bear to the Greatest Showman. I am so excited to be able to expose people to how beautiful ASL truly is in a way that the audience can understand. Since Miss South Dakota this past summer I have worked hard to perfect my talent and have it stage-ready and better than ever. At Miss Missouri Valley I was honored to tie for top talent, which helped me realize just how impactful my talent can truly be.

You recently graduated from the Augustana University Sign Language Interpreting program. Where do you see that field taking you?

Photo: Molly Taylor
May 2021 was an exciting time for me! I graduated from Augustana with my Bachelor's Degree in Sign Language Interpreting as well as competed for Miss South Dakota for the first time. My future in the Interpreting field has led me back home to the public school district where I am currently working as an Educational Assistant and substitute interpreter. I am hopeful that next school year I will be a full-time on-staff interpreter for the district. I am working on studying and getting ready to take my national certification exams within the next year and I hope to continue growing and learning in the interpreting field through workshops, mentors, and Deaf individuals.

If you could be a Disney character for a week, who would you choose? Why?

If I could choose to be a Disney character for a week I think I would choose to be Moana. She has a free spirit about her and she doesn’t let anything hold her back from what she is meant to do. Also, I think living on a tropical island would be a fun change from the South Dakota fall that we are living in right now. 

If you had an extra ticket to a Minnesota Twins game, who would you take with you? Why?

If I had an extra ticket to the Minnesota Twins, I would definitely take my dad. He loves watching the Twins play on TV and their opening game is like a holiday in our house. I don’t think I would tell him too far in advance that we were going though because it would be fun to surprise him right before we left to go to Minneapolis. This past year for their opening game he had his pillow, blanket, t-shirt, jersey, hat, and towel all on him while he watched the game because he was just so excited. 

Is there a feature or activity at a baseball game that you’d especially like to experience?

I really enjoyed the atmosphere the last time I was at the Minnesota Twins game. And it’s been a while since I got to watch a game in person, so being able to go back to the stadium and watch the game in person would be awesome! I also think it would be super fun to throw a first pitch, but I have some of the worst hand eye coordination. So, I don’t know how well that would go. 


I'm sure that would be a great experience!

As usual, I want to thank Maleah for visiting with us, and for sending along the pictures to go with the interview.

As Maleah continues her time as Miss Missouri Valley, I encourage you to check out her title's Instagram and Facebook accounts! They're great ways to keep track of everything she has going on! 

I also want to wish Maleah luck when she competes for Miss South Dakota! It would be fantastic to have another Section 36 Forever wear that crown.

Thanks again Maleah, and good luck!

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

2021 Topps Stadium Club Blaster!

It's time for another blaster! Another 2021 Stadium Club one. Yes, I know we just did one of these a couple weeks ago, but there are different cards in this one. So that makes it ok, right?

Let's see how this one went!

The box. Interesting that for a set that is centered on the photography, the box design is simply an elegant photograph. Wonder if that was intentional.

Some packs thrown about.

I remembered the master photo this time! Glad this Adell RC didn't find its way into the recycling.

Great classic looking reprint type 1991 card of Boggs. This design will alway mean "Stadium Club" to me.

And, a current design on this Rafael Devers card. Although, it's the sepia version. A nice looking card.

So, two Red Sox cards. Nothing too extraordinary though. Still always a fun box to open.

How did your box go?

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Kayla Myers Visits Section 36!

Section 36 had another visitor! 
Kayla Myers is passionate about health and wellness, a talented cheerleader, and the current Miss Kosciusko. I was so excited that she wanted to visit with us to discuss those topics, and a few more.

So, let's see what happens when Kayla Myers visits Section 36! 

How did you celebrate winning the Miss Kosciusko crown?

My family lives 10 hours away as I grew up in Pennsylvania; however, I am fortunate enough to have a mother who would do anything for me and drove out to Indiana to watch me compete. It was so special to have her at the pageant as I was crowned Miss Kosciusko 2022. As soon as the competition was over, I gave my mom the tightest hug; I was just so full of gratitude. On the drive home I called my sister, friends, and previous pageant director from Pennsylvania to share the good news. Once I was finally home, my mom and I celebrated with some Ben and Jerry's ice cream and had a movie night so I could enjoy quality time with her before she had to return back to Pennsylvania. And of course, before going to bed I took the obligatory sleeping crown and sash picture!

What part of the upcoming Miss Indiana competition are you most nervous about?

Eireann Photo
I am most nervous about the talent portion of the Miss Indiana competition. While talent is one of my favorite portions of the competition it is also one of the most challenging phases due to the nature of my talent. I am a cheerleader and one of my primary goals in the talent phase is to defy stereotypes about cheerleading. Competitive cheerleading is not about popularity and does not align with the "flirts in skirts" stereotype. Instead, I use my talent to demonstrate the cardiovascular endurance, muscular power, technique, flexibility, energy, and enthusiasm necessary to be successful in the sport. My routine starts with a round-off handspring full. This skill requires a lot of space (which quickly becomes scary on small stages), power/energy, and excellent technique due to performing on a stage surface instead of mats. Sharing this routine and my love of cheerleading is a wonderful experience, but it is highly nerve-wracking due to the sheer amount of skills packed into just 90 seconds. Although it can be easy to worry about making a mistake in talent, I have learned through my education in sport psychology, that it is far more important to trust your preparation and to focus on being successful, rather than fearing a mistake.

You previously held a title in the Miss Pennsylvania Organization. Do you think that multi-state experience will help you compete at Miss Indiana?

Eireann Photo
As a previous titleholder in Pennsylvania, I was exposed to candidates, directors, judges, and audience members as I competed at Miss Pennsylvania and other local competitions. These experiences have developed me into the candidate I am today. Coming into the Miss Indiana Organization, I am bringing these experiences with me and while they are different, the framework of competition both at the local and state level is similar. Therefore, I believe that my previous experiences are no more beneficial or detrimental than if I had always been competing in the state of Indiana. 

How did you select your social impact initiative, “#ChooseHealth”?

Photo: Holly Mead
Growing up I struggled with depression and anxiety due to an abusive home life and bullying in school. At the time, I felt as if my voice did not matter and I had lost all hope for my future. One day I heard an announcement about upcoming cheerleading tryouts. This piqued my interest as it sparked a childhood passion for gymnastics so I decided to tryout. Despite lacking talent, one of the judges noticed my work ethic and potential, earning me a spot on the JV team. I relentlessly worked to better myself inside and outside of practice and in doing so, I developed a passion for health and wellness. This newfound passion saved my life as I found hope, purpose, and began to love myself. The once shy and insecure girl broke out of her shell and flourished into a confident leader. After experiencing the power health has to transform lives, I was determined to help others improve their quality of life. As I furthered my education, I quickly realized there was an undeniable link between healthy living and factors such as disease prevention, preventing premature death, and improving quality of life. As a result of this knowledge, I created #ChooseHealth and the 5 pillars of healthy living: physical activity, adequate nutrition, restorative sleep, mental health maintenance, and the avoidance of risk behaviors. 

You’re currently majoring in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Where do you see that field taking you?

Eireann Photo
After graduating from Ball State University, I intend to seek out a job working with the military as a Master Resilience Trainer – Performance Expert (MRT-PE). After working for the military getting applied experience, I intend to go back to school to obtain a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology where I will conduct research. My long-term goal is to become a professor so I can share knowledge, continue to conduct research, and will have the ability to mentor students and inspire them to make a difference in the world. 

What is your personal fitness routine?

My fitness routine varies depending on the season of the year and my personal goals. Typically in summer I take advantage of the beautiful weather and run 5-10 miles most mornings. My favorite place to run is at the beach! As winter approaches, I typically emphasize lifting weights. My current goal is muscle growth and to increase my upper body strength. Lifting weights at the gym makes me feel powerful, relieves stress, and results in an unbeatable feeling when I hit a new personal record. Throughout the year I also train for Spartan Races which consists of resistance training, running, HIIT workouts, and a lot of grip strength training. This past year I earned my Spartan Trifecta, meaning I completed the 5k, 10k, and 21k distance races in one calendar year. Despite my love for working out, even I understand life gets busy and I can't always go for a run or lift at the gym. However, I always make sure I stay active every day--primarily just by ensuring I walk to campus from my apartment whenever possible and always take stairs instead of the elevator. 

If you could be a Disney character for a week, who would you choose? Why?

Eireann Photo
Tangled is one of my all-time favorite Disney movies so I would choose to be Rapunzel before her hair was cut! As Rapunzel, I would have Pascal as my companion, I would have a beautiful singing voice, and I would have the power to heal the sick and wounded with my hair. I would be able to check attending a lantern festival off of my bucket list!  

If you had an extra ticket to an Indianapolis Indians baseball game, who would you take with you? Why?

As someone in the Sport and Exercise Psychology major, I know all of my friends would be fighting over the extra ticket, but I would invite my Uncle Jay. He has always been a huge baseball fan as a former athlete and has been such an influential person in my life. He was always the fun uncle who played backyard sports with my siblings and I. I also grew up watching my uncle play baseball in a local church league, so it would be a wonderful experience to watch the Indianapolis Indians baseball game with him.

Is there a feature or activity at a baseball game that you’d especially like to experience?

I have always wanted to throw the first pitch at a baseball game! I have witnessed former Miss Pennsylvania's and Miss Pennsylvania Outstanding Teen's throw the first pitch at the York Revolution Game and always hoped I would have the opportunity to throw the first pitch at a baseball game one day! I certainly will need to do some practice pitching if I ever do have this opportunity!


That would definitely be a lot of fun!

As usual, I want to thank Kayla for visiting with us, and for sending along the pictures to go with the interview.

As Kayla continues her time as Miss Kosciusko, I encourage you to check out her title's Instagram account! You can also follow her personal and fitness accounts. They're great ways to keep track of everything she has going on! 

I also want to wish Kayla luck when she competes for Miss Indiana! It would be fantastic to have another Section 36 Forever wear that crown.

Thanks again Kayla, and good luck!

Monday, December 20, 2021

2021 Topps Chrome Blaster!

Doesn't look like I've opened one of these on here yet...or I'm just forgetful. Of course, you all know what they look like already. Just like all the other Topps cards I've opened on here...but shiny! Let's see how I did!

Here we go!

The box, showing a couple players you're supposed to hope you pull.

The packs. There are lots of them, which is always exciting...until you remember there are only four cards in each one.

One of the cards was this one of Chris Sale.  Too bad he didn't pitch much for the Sox this year. The chrome shine actually makes the names harder to read. I didn't know that was possible.

Of course, neither did this guy. Interestingly, he's now back on the Sox. year, will I get cards of JBJ on the Brewers while he's playing for the Sox as opposed to cards of him on the Sox while he's playing for the Brewers?

And, those are the highlights. I mean, a couple Sox cards are always nice. But, when you're going after're really looking for something slightly more significant. Pretty much a bust.

How did your blaster go?

Friday, December 17, 2021

Ashley-Shae Benton Visits Section 36!

Section 36 had another visitor! 
Ashley-Shae Benton is passionate about community empowerment, a talented singer, and the current Miss Cardinal Country. I was so excited that she wanted to visit with us to discuss those topics, and a few more.

So, let's see what happens when Ashley-Shae Benton visits Section 36!

How did you celebrate winning the Miss Cardinal Country crown?
My first order of business was thanking every single person who poured into me, supported me, or helped me in any way throughout my journey to the crown. My first Miss America Prelim was the Miss Cardinal Country competition four years ago, so this win has been four years in the making. I think the fact that it took me so long to secure the crown made it mean that much more to me. After thanking everyone, I was so excited about taking on the title that I actually began doing the job before truly celebrating. I took the time to establish my titleholder Instagram account and made sure to begin following my sister queens so I can stay up to date with the organization and any local opportunities that come up. After all of that, I finally celebrated by eating lots of tiramisu—don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t dieting prior to the competition… I just couldn’t justify spending so much money on a good piece of tiramisu without appropriate cause and I thought winning my dream crown was the perfect excuse!

What part of the upcoming Miss Kentucky competition are you most nervous about?
I’m honestly just really excited! I loved competing on the Miss

Kentucky stage last summer, where I placed Top 12, won the People’s Choice Award, and received the BeMediSpa #RuleYourWorld scholarship. This helped me gain so much confidence as pageant competitor, and I hope to surpass these accomplishments next summer. Though I am positive that I will be nervous as competition nears, I am a firm believer that nerves can be turned into positive energy that will radiate on stage!

Is there a specific goal you’d like to accomplish during your time as Miss Cardinal Country?
My biggest goal as Miss Cardinal Country 2022 is to visit every elementary, middle, and high school in Louisville to promote the spirit of volunteerism and the Saving GRACE platform. Additionally, I would like to volunteer or donate to at least one philanthropic cause each month and promote it well on my titleholder and Saving GRACE social media pages. Running social media and making these appearances with kiddos would be a huge part of my job if I were to become Miss Kentucky 2022, so it is important for me to be fully prepared (well, as prepared as I can be!) to hit the ground running if I am given that opportunity. Like I said earlier, being Miss Cardinal Country is a dream job, so I want to make sure that I am giving this position everything I have as a titleholder and treating it with the same fervor I would as Miss Kentucky. 

How did you select your social impact initiative, “Saving GRACE: Providing Growth, Resources, Action, and Community Empowerment”?

Growing up, I was taught very quickly the importance of giving back to my community in any capacity that I can, when I am able to do so. Throughout my time in my hometown, I was one of the first people called anytime that a new service opportunity or need arose. However, when I moved to Louisville, I simply didn’t have the connections needed to find volunteer opportunities. Throughout my first few years of my undergraduate education at the University of Louisville, I had conversations with so many people who had a similar experience with service. These students wanted to be actively giving back to the community but had no idea where to start. That’s when I envisioned Saving GRACE, a Facebook group, geared towards folks across Kentucky who are interested in giving back. The goal of this page is to help volunteers find volunteer opportunities and to help organizations find the volunteers that they desperately needed. Since its beginning two years ago, Saving GRACE has been connected with over 900 people across Kentucky. I hope to reach over 1,000 Kentuckians by the end of 2021!

As a talented vocalist, what do you enjoy most about performing on stage?
It’s absolutely terrifying! I have been performing since I was 6

years old and still get so nervous before taking the stage. I have a background in musical theatre, so much of my artistic expression has been wrapped up in acting, dancing, and singing. Despite this, singing on stage has always caused me the most nerves and still does! Every time I choose to sing on a stage now, it is an active reminder to face my fears. Afterwards, I feel like I am on Cloud 9 and couldn’t be prouder of myself. I’m very transparent about conquering this fear and I really hope this helps encourage other girls to face their fears, take the stage, and be a star for at least 90 seconds. 

You host a podcast, “Unfiltered, Out Loud”. What can you tell me about it?

Unfiltered, Out Loud is a podcast which allows me to express the hardships and struggles that I have walked through and discuss what I wish I knew when I was going through the experience. I made this podcast in the hopes that someone who is going through a struggle, or struggles, like mine can find it and find some comfort. I like for people to know that they are not alone in their feelings and experiences and life really can get better, even if they feel like they’ve reached their lowest low. I approach these topics without sugar-coating and let bad things be bad and good things be good. My perspective is somewhere between a realist and a hopeful, so I think it is very raw and uplifting. Anyone can stream Unfiltered, Out Loud on most podcasting platforms!

You also co-host a TikTok account and YouTube channel. What is that experience like?
Outside of pageants, podcasting, and practicing medicine, my

favorite way to artistically express myself is through video creation on TikTok and YouTube with my girlfriend, Sierra. We started our content creation journey in spring of 2020 with quarantine boredom on TikTok and it has now evolved into, both, a super fun hobby, and the best job. We have connected with over 300K+ folks, mostly within the LGBTQ+ community, on TikTok by sharing a glimpse into our relationship online. Our content focuses on couple pranks, couple comedy, date nights, and everything in between. After seeing some success on this platform, we decided to expand to YouTube for content creation, as well. On YouTube, we focus on similar topics but prefer our long-form content to be more valuable to the viewer so we often include our personal, queer stories in the hopes that other queer folks can be empowered by them and love themselves a little extra. 

This summer you had the opportunity to attend your first baseball game. What do you remember from that day?

The Louisville Bats game that I attended this summer was an absolute blast! I am a big foodie, so my girlfriend made sure to get us tickets for a game on a $1 snack night. Of course, this meant that I had to try EVERYTHING—popcorn, cotton candy, icees, funnel cakes, you name it… I probably had it that day. All the snacks were delicious and definitely added to getting the full baseball experience. Aside from the yummy food, I also vividly remember not getting the memo that the team color had changed. I was convinced their colors were purple and insisted on wearing purple to be a true fan at my first game. Needless to say, I was the only purple shirt-wearer in a sea of red… Don’t worry though, I’ll be in the right colors next time-- I’ve already told my girlfriend that we have to go back next season!

Is there a feature or activity at a baseball game that you’d especially like to experience?
I know it’s a little cliché, but I would love to throw the first pitch at a baseball game as a Miss America titleholder. I am not particularly athletic, so I doubt it would be a stellar pitch, but I think it would be a great step out of my comfort zone and would be such a good story for my kids one day. Basically, the Louisville Bats need to hit me up before my reign is over!


That would be a great experience!

As usual, I want to thank Ashley-Shae for visiting with us, and for sending along the pictures to go with the interview.

As Ashley-Shae continues her time as Miss Cardinal Country, I encourage you to check out her title's Instagram account! It's a great way to keep track of everything she has going on! 

You also definitely want to check out her personal social media presence. Go find her on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. Also be sure to listen to her podcast! So many wonderful options!

I also want to wish Ashley-Shae luck when she competes for Miss Kentucky! It would be fantastic to have the first Section 36 Forever wear that crown.

Thanks again Ashley-Shae, and good luck!

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