Royalty duo sets a record with $145,082 for 4th of July

Alisha Armstrong won this year's Fourth of July royalty contest with a fundraising tally of $84,582, while Kayla Young raised $60,500 - setting a new record with their effort.

The combined total of $145,082 more than doubled the numbers of the past couple of years - $53,704 in 2023 and $56,260 in 2022 - when only a single royalty candidate signed on for the annual fundraising effort to help pay for Wrangell's Fourth of July celebration.

The totals were announced prior to the start of the talent show July 3 at the Nolan Center.

The two contestants far surpassed the record fundraising year of 20...


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