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Rain, clouds don't deter solstice fair

 

Brian O'Connor/ Wrangell Sentinel

Rachel "Wreck-it Rach'" Coblentz (left) and Kate "AssassinKate" Robbins participated in the Solstice Streak fun run Saturday evening. The street fair drew more participants than the previous year's edition, and the run raised about $8,000 for Jaxson Robinson, a local infant who recently underwent heart surgery.

Attendance at Saturday's summer solstice block party easily topped last year's inaugural edition by most accounts.

Most Fourth of July Queen food booths stayed open late. Dual candidates Robyn Booker and Kira Torvend had booths featuring ring-toss, cotton candy and pony rides. A Southeast Beasts 5K run billed as the Solstice Streak (though organizers discouraged participation without clothing) raised $8,000 for a local infant recovering from a heart transplant.

The run, which started at 8 pm, drew participants not only on foot but also on bike and, in the case of several members of the Garn...



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