4th of July fun!
|The outside of the store, all dressed up for the holiday weekend|
We had a lovely Fourth of July this year! As usual, Elgin's Fourth of July parade was a lot of fun to watch, and the shop opened to welcome any shoppers who stayed downtown afterwards.
This year, the Fourth of July also happened to be First Fridays, so we had all kinds of tasty snacks on hand.
|Lemonade - perfect for a summer's day!|
|Check out our festive jars - you can drink out of them!|
And of course, there were fireworks downtown that night! We watched them from the new Promenade this year - more on that in a bit.
|What a view!|
|We watched the fireworks from the Promenade - check out those lights! Very patriotic!|
|(This photo is from the Riverside Drive Promenade Facebook page - check it out for more great photos!)|
The fire had been purposefully set in one of the building's elevator cars, and burned for about fifteen minutes. A Courier News article reports that "Fire Chief John Fahy said the flames were “rolling” enough that the lobby ceiling sustained fire damage. No one was inside the building at the time of the blaze." At this time, a 58-year-old man,Tommy McBurney, who is homeless, has been charged, according to the Daily Herald.
|This is the view of the Tower Building from outside the shop - you can see it's been cordoned off for safety. Hopefully things will be better soon...|