By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Missy Wright invites community to help celebrate her 100th birthday


August 30, 2023

Caroleine James / Wrangell Sentinel

The community will celebrate Missy Wright's 100th birthday with a party at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the Nolan Center. Friends report her favorite color is purple and are inviting everyone to wear something purple.

Margaret "Missy" Wright is an elegantly dressed woman with a bright white coiffure and a loud, infectious laugh. The long-term care resident has been a fixture of the Wrangell community since she moved to town in the late 1980s and now, as she prepares to turn 100, is likely the island's oldest inhabitant.

She has invited the entire town to celebrate her birthday on Friday, Sept. 1, with a massive party at the Nolan Center at 4 p.m. The party theme is purple - Wright's favorite color - and attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite purple attire to the event, which is going to be "bigg...

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