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By Dan Rudy 

Fair and foreign food fun feature in Fourth festivities

 

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Fourth festival food isn't only about comfort. Contestants feel the burn during the Stikine Inn's first-ever hot wings competition. Dubbed "Seven Steps to Hades," participants paid in $20 for a seven-course lesson in pungency, having to eat pairs of wings covered in increasingly spicy concoctions, and endure the burn without water between each set in three-minute increments. For those making it through to the finish, they got their money back and a complimentary t-shirt.

During its extensive Independence Day celebrations, Wrangell provides plenty of opportunity for children and adults alike to have fun. More than parades and fireworks displays, the event features a whole host of opportunities for good eating.

One of its key highlights over the four-day weekend was the "Welcome Home Picnic" in Shoemaker Park on Sunday, for instance, giving reunited families and out-of-town friends the chance to catch up over a potluck, exchange some stories, and get their newest additions together for a baby photo-shoot.

For the Fourth itself, a whole village of food vendors...



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