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Ardis and Ken Newberg named Willmar Fests senior ambassadors

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 ...

Erica Dischino / TribuneKen and Ardis Newberg smile after they are crowned Wednesday afternoon as the incoming Willmar Fests Senior Ambassadors during the annual coronation at the Willmar Community Center.
Erica Dischino / Tribune Ken and Ardis Newberg smile after they are crowned Wednesday afternoon as the incoming Willmar Fests Senior Ambassadors during the annual coronation at the Willmar Community Center.

 

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.

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Erica Dischino is a photojournalist for the West Central Tribune and Forum News Service. She grew up in northern New Jersey and has lived in the Midwest since 2017. She enjoys photographing the stories of west central Minnesota from county fairs, parades and pandemics. Feel free to contact her at edischino@wctrib.com or 320-894-8865 with your best photo ideas.
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