GOLD BEACH – The first community Christmas dinner sponsored by the Curry Fair Friends and the Event Center on the Beach is being called a resounding success.
“It was outstanding,” Fair Manager Ron Crook said Tuesday. “There were over 250 people plus our volunteers, closer to 300 people. It was just one fantastic event, unbelievable acceptance and participation.”
He said people came to the dinner at Docia Sweet Hall, served for two hours beginning at 1 p.m. on Christmas, and donated food and money to help with the dinner.
The Azalea Pageant board has selected five girls to serve as Azalea Princesses for 2012 – Jaime Alto, Roxanne Gothard, Louie Deraita, Emerald Rose Dodson and Breanna Moen.
During the next four months, the princesses will be preparing for the Azalea Scholarship Pageant, scheduled in early May. There, one will be crowned queen and reign over the annual Azalea Festival scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.