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By Dan Rudy 

Queen candidates kick off 2017 competition


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Taking advantage of a bit of sunshine Tuesday, people line up for lunch outside of Charley Seddon and Hailie Davis' queen booths at the corner of Lynch and Front streets. Most every day, the two will be offering up different menu items throughout the month of June. For every three dollars spent on food and drink, patrons get one ticket for the big July 4 prize drawing.

Candidates for Wrangell's annual Fourth of July Royalty Competition kicked off proceedings in an evening event at the Elks last week.

Members of the Chamber of Commerce put together the May 31 presentation, catered by the lodge and which saw remarks from organizers and the competitors themselves, recent graduate Hailie Davis and incoming high school senior Charley Seddon.

The contest is a big fundraiser held to support July 4 festivities and to benefit the youth who are involved. "It started as a way for high school aged girls to raise money for college," explained Chamber president Christi...

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