Fairbanks—On Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2 p.m., the reining Fairbanks Pioneer King and Queen Regents, Ray Sandberg and Marilyn Nigro, will relinquish their crowns to Frank and D.A. McGilvary for the 80th Pioneer Regents' Coronation. The time-honored ceremony will take place in the Stampede Room at Pioneer Hall, located on the edge of Gold Rush Town in Pioneer Memorial Park.
King and Queen Regents, chosen each year by consensus of the current and past Regents, serve as ambassadors for the Fairbanks Pioneers throughout the state. They attend many Pioneer functions and hold places of honor at all Pioneer events, which is a tribute to the many years of service to the organization. The public is invited to attend the coronation and to partake of the delectables members provide at the Regents’ Reception immediately following the ceremony in Pioneer Hall.