WILLMAR - Senior royalty were crowned Wednesday afternoon during the annual Willmar Fests Senior Ambassador coronation at the Willmar Community Center in Willmar. Current Senior Ambassadors Sharon and Gary Mages crowned Ardis and Ken Newberg as the new ambassadors for the upcoming year.

Diane and David Frey also were candidates for Senior Ambassador royalty.

The theme of the event was "Starry Nights," and audience members enjoyed a live performance by Gig Noonan as well as a visit from Willmar Fests royalty candidates.

Editor's Note: This story was updated to correct the spelling of the Senior Ambassadors' last name. It is spelled Newberg.