4th of July weekend draws large crowds

Friendly competitions, food tosses, tests of endurance and plenty of fun filled the weekend as hundreds flocked to various Fourth of July events throughout Wrangell.

Tourists, visitors, family and former residents returning home joined locals in watching and participating in the parade, talent show, basketball and many other events from Friday through Monday in celebration of the Fourth.

Despite a change in venue for the fireworks show from Volunteer Park to a barge in Zimovia Strait due to dry weather conditions, all other events were held as planned.

The weekend kicked off Friday with a welc...


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