The Fourth of July depends on royalty


February 8, 2023

It’s ironic that Wrangell’s Fourth of July depends on the money raised by royalty candidates who sell raffle tickets, lunches, baked goods and a lot more so that the community can enjoy fireworks, street games and other events packed into several days of fun.

Ironic because the holiday celebrates the Declaration of Independence, when the colonies told England that Americans did not need royalty to throw a tea party.

Wrangell, however, needs all the help it can get from the annual royalty fundraising competition, and the royalty candidates need all the help they can get from the communit...

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