Tylinn Pieren, the 2017 Azalea Festival queen, places the crown on Abby Farmer, who was selected to reign over the 79th Azalea Festival Memorial Day weekend. Farmer received the crown during a ceremony Saturday at Brookings-Harbor High School. Other dignitaries chosen for the festival include Pioneer Citizens Cecil and Glenda Wilber and Grand Marshal Gary Milliman. Stories will appear in an Azalea Festival special section in the Wednesday, May 23, edition of the Curry Coastal Pilot.

The Pilot / Bill Schlichting