Ketchikan enjoyed a sunny, warm Fourth of July this year and all the annual festivities were well-attended.

The Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce has announced parade float winners. Best interpretation of this year’s theme of “Hometown Proud” went to PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.

The “Spirit of Freedom” award for the most patriotic float went to Madison Lumber & Hardware.

The float that most represented the “Spirit of Ketchikan” was the Ketchikan High School Class of 1986.

Honorable mention awards went to Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad, First City Rotary and the Kayhi Class of 2017.

Another big event that happens every year is the Rubber Duck Race in Ketchikan Creek. According to First City Rotary, the top three winning ducks, in order, belonged to Declan Thomas, Adrian Blair, and Hisako Rockwood.

KRBD’s annual skiff raffle is another Fourth of July tradition. This year, the first prize of a skiff, with outboard and trailer, went to Keith Chase. Second prize of groceries went to Ron Altman. Third prize of a houseboat rental went to David Kingsley; and fourth prize of fuel oil went to Chris Thompson.