|They pulled the vehicles back up the hill with a 4-wheeler.|
Then down the hill they came.... not always successfully finishing.... In this short video the driver actually crashed into his mother sitting on the sidelines...
|The greased pole.|
They took a pole, angled it out from the dock, put a $50.00 bill on the end, and had all the kids in town trying to reach it. Only one person did, and took home the prize.
On the 4th, we went downtown for the parade, the two main roads were closed to traffic the entire day, and everyone roamed the town freely.
|Old-fashioned fire engine|
|The Queen of the 4th.|
|Honoring our soldiers, this tank fired bubbles.|
|The Wrangell Wolves, High School|
|The Cab company, only one in town.|
|Smokey the Bear|
|The theme this year: Hometown Heroes|
|Kid's water "bounce house", there is a kid inside each balloon on the water.|
|Individual chain saw competition|
|Axe throw, if they can cleave the $100.00 bill in the center, they win.|
Individual challenges, and team challenges:
|Using a swede saw|
|Throw the rolling pin into the center of the target.|
|Bill enjoying a beer downtown|
|Denali Rose flying her ensign.|
I didn't take any photos of the fireworks display, but I must say, it was one of the best displays I have ever seen. Denali Rose Sailboat has an open Facebook page, and we subscribe to Wrangell events and news there. If you would like to see professional photos of the 4th celebration and fireworks, you can see them there.