By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Chamber decides to stick with cash prizes for Fourth events


In past years, organizers of Fourth of July street games and other competitions handed out cash prizes to winners. After some temporary confusion about whether such prizes would be allowed this year or replaced with ribbons, trophies or other non-cash alternatives, the chamber of commerce has decided to stick with tradition — cash prizes will be permitted during the Fourth celebration.

At its June 19 meeting, the chamber board heard public comment on the issue, then voted unanimously in favor of allowing cash prizes.

The short-lived ban on cash was the result of a misunderstanding on the chamb...

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