Caden Hackworth of Tahlequah was crowned the Azalea King during the 29th annual Azalea Pageant on March 9.
Caden is 7 months old and has extensive family in Tahlequah; his mother Angela Hackworth, grandparents S. L. and Shirley Hackworth, great-grandmother Drucilla Hackworth, uncles Jason, Justin and Robert Hackworth, great-uncle Reed Hackworth and numerous cousins.
Caden also was chosen as the “Most Beautiful” and “Most Photogenic” boy in his age category.
Caden and the other winners of the Azalea Pageant will ride in the Muskogee Azalea Parade at 10 a.m. April 13 in downtown Muskogee.
The parade will be followed by other Muskogee Azalea Festival events at Honor Heights Park.