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PHOTOS: Willmar Fests crowns its 2023 Ambassadors

Lleyten Rein was named Queen of Festivals with Crisstill Duaso named International Princess and Leah Smith named Aqua Princess

Willmar Fests Ambassador program crowns 2023 Queen of Festivals Lleyten Rein (Green dress), International Princess Crisstill Duaso, (pink dress) and Aqua Princess Leah Smith (blue dress).
Willmar Fests Ambassador program crowns 2023 Queen of Festivals Lleyten Rein (Green dress), International Princess Crisstill Duaso, (pink dress) and Aqua Princess Leah Smith (blue dress).<br/>
Donna Middleton
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The Willmar Fests' Ambassador Coronation program "Under the Sea" was held June 25 at WEAC in Willmar.

Lleyten Rein was named Queen of Festivals with Crisstill Duaso named International Princess and Leah Smith named Aqua Princess

Each outgoing Ambassador received a $1,500 scholarship from the Willmar Fests Board.

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From left, 2023 International Princess Crisstill Duaso, 2023 Queen of Festivals Lleyten Rein and 2023 Aqua Princess Leah Smith
Donna Middleton
David and Diana Frey named 2022 Senior Ambassadors as Willmar Fest begins

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Sarah Carlson presents flowers to her successor 2023 Queen of Festivals Lleyten Rein, 2023 Aqua Princess Leah Smith is in the middle and the 2023 International Princess Crisstill Duaso is receiving help with her crown.
Donna Middleton
Photos from the first days of Willmar Fest 2022!

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2023 Queen of Festivals Lleyten Rein
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Grande Day Parade attendees enjoyed the treats, saw a collection of floats and watched bands dance during Willmar Fests annual Saturday parade.
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