By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Ander Edens has high hopes for big 4th of July ticket sales


Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

Ander Edens has big plans for his Fourth of July fundraising effort, with food sales, a carnival and more planned for the month-long raffle ticket sales.

As Wrangell prepares for its biggest event of the year - the Fourth of July - one teen has taken it upon himself to ensure that the celebration will be prosperous for years to come. Though Ander Edens is the only contestant in this year's royalty fundraising competition, he is setting his sights on a record-breaking run.

The ticket sales are the main fundraiser for the chamber of commerce, which organizes the holiday festivities.

The current fundraising record is $126,408 in raffle ticket sales in 2016, though there were two ticket-selling contestants that year. "I want to beat that," Edens...

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