By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Elgin Lights closes tonight for the last time
Elgin Lights
A scene from the past 25 years of the Elgin Lights display. Tonight marks the close of the annual event that has raised money for Camp Cole, for the final time. (Facebook photo)
Twenty-five years ago, Paul Towns got together with a neighbor in Elgin who put up National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation-style Christmas lights on his house. Paul brought out his model train sets and soon word got out to the point where people were coming by in droves.