By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Kids line up early for favorite back-to-school backpacks


August 24, 2022

Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

A line formed last week as WCA passed out backpacks filled with school supplies, just as it has done in years past to help parents and children get ready for the start of school.

A line of parents and students stretched across the Wrangell Cooperative Association parking lot last Friday, waiting for the doors to open at 10 a.m. Some families arrived a half hour in advance to ensure that they would be among the first to enter the building.

But it wasn't a rock concert or a new iPhone that drew this substantial queue downtown. They came for the free backpacks, filled with school supplies, that were being distributed by WCA.

Before the beginning of each new school year, WCA partners with the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska in Juneau to prov...

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