Tent City needs more events and volunteers

Wrangell’s Tent City Days is still a couple of months away, but organizers need volunteers to step up with event ideas so they can start putting together a schedule.

The tentative dates are Oct. 14-17.

Though the event, which started about 40 years ago, was created to celebrate the town’s gold rush history and provide a late-winter break from darkness and doldrums in February, organizers recently moved it to October and now are adding a different angle to the history lesson.

“I would like to make it more of a learning time,” said Jillian Privett, who is organizing Tent City Days. It will coinc...


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