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Dancing the day away: Willmar Fests kicks off with coronation of 2022 senior ambassadors

David and Diana Frey named 2022 Senior Ambassadors as Willmar Fest begins

David and Diana Frey share a dance together after being named the 2022 Senior Ambassadors at the Senior Ambassador Coronation at the Willmar Community Center on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 to kick off this year's Willmar Fest.
David and Diana Frey share a dance together after being named the 2022 Senior Ambassadors at the Senior Ambassador Coronation at the Willmar Community Center on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 to kick off this year's Willmar Fest.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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WILLMAR — Folks danced and swayed the afternoon away over at the Willmar Community Center on Wednesday afternoon after David and Diana Frey were once again crowned the Senior Ambassadors during the 2022 Senior Ambassador Coronation. The Frey's were also the ambassadors for 2021, but due to nobody putting their name in the hat this year, the couple agreed to keep the title another year.

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Mistress of Ceremonies Donna Evenson speaks during the 2022 Senior Ambassador Coronation at the Willmar Community Center on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

The event, which is one of the earlier Willmar Fest offerings, served as a way to kick off the local celebration, with 2021 Willmar Fest royalty paving the way for 2022 candidates.

This year's Willmar Fest candidates for royalty include Leah Smith, Lleyten Rein and Cresstill Duaso. Their royalty ranks will be chosen on Saturday.

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Senior ambassador Diana Frey dances with members of the 2021 Willmar Fest Royalty and the 2022 Willmar Fest royalty candidates during the 2022 Senior Ambassador Coronation at the Willmar Community Center.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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