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Generous Elgin residents, businesses and volunteers came together this Independence Day to support the city’s veterans and give its people the brightest fireworks display possible.Hundreds turned out for the fourth annual Fourth of July celebration and were treated to a spectacle without cost for its host, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6115.“We didn’t want VFW to pay for anything,” Tiffany Finley said, event organizer.Between “patriotic piggy” T-shirt and cupcake sales, raffles and vendor fees, the team raised over $3,000 for the grand display. The rest of the event’s costs were paid for through donations and sales from Finley’s Festive ...

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