By Becca Clark
Wrangell Sentinel 

Chamber lacks royalty candidates for 4th fundraising


Next year’s Fourth of July celebration, Wrangell’s most popular holiday, may be in jeopardy – the May 1 deadline to turn in paperwork yielded zero royalty candidates.

It takes a village to put on the fireworks and countless other festivities for the Fourth every year. To offset costs, high school students or recent graduates run as royalty contestants – selling tens of thousands of $1 raffle tickets and running food booths downtown to raise money for the chamber of commerce, which organizes the celebration’s events.

Royalty candidates get to keep a portion of their sales as a reward for their...

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