The Brookings-Harbor High School gym will be filled with pageantry Saturday night for one of the important functions of the Azalea Festival: choosing the queen.

Five Azalea Festival princesses will be judged on how well they walk, talk, curtsy and perform. Prior to the ceremony, each princess will be judged on an essay covering a subject chosen by the pageant board.

The princess who receives the highest score from the five judges will be crowned queen by Summer Worlton, last year's queen, or her first runner-up.

Stan Barron, president and chief executive officer of Chetco Federal Savings and Loan, and Carol Byers, Miss Del-Norte County, will be the masters of ceremony for the pageant, which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served by parents of the princesses following the ceremony.

The cost is $5 for adults, and $3 for students, with children 5 and younger admitted free.