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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Chamber seeking royalty candidates for annual July 4 fundraising


February 8, 2023

It’s still early but the chamber of commerce is wasting no time in finding candidates for its annual royalty competition.

Each year, candidates sell tickets through door-to-door sales or at food booths to raise money to fund the following year’s Fourth of July festivities. Sales in 2022 totaled $56,260, which is about $30,000 shy of what the organization needs to cover costs.

Candidates have until May 30 to sign up to vie for the titles of king, queen, prince and princess. Last year, only one candidate, Tyson Messmer, signed up. Typically, there are two to three candidates, said Brittan...

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