By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Chamber brings raffle into compliance as it works on its finances


After the chamber of commerce received an anonymous tip two weeks ago that elements of its ongoing $10,000 raffle were against state law, the organization is taking steps to bring the fundraiser into compliance.

The chamber held an emergency meeting May 2 to establish an end date for the raffle and discuss its financial needs in advance of the Fourth of July celebration, which it funds and organizes.

As originally designed, the chamber’s raffle did not have an end date. Tickets would have been drawn and the $10,000 prize would have been awarded after all of the 800 tickets had been sold....

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