'Hats off' given to local church leader Posted in: Lifestyle The Elgin Public Library civic center was filled with fun, fellowship and fashion as women from the community came together to honor one of their well-loved friends and celebrate the beginning of Black History Month. Hatitude Salutes is a yearly event kicking off Black History Month in Elgin, sponsored by the City of Elgin, the Main Street Program and the Elgin Sub-District Ministers’ Wives. Each year, the wife of a local pastor is chosen to be honored for Hatitude. The event is based on the tradition of African-American women wearing large, ornate hats as part of their church attire; in addition ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!