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Two reach out to greet one another during an event involving members of the Quincy Fire Department and the public giving a couple of Carson & Barnes’ performing elephants a bath Saturday afternoon in the Quincy Mall parking lot. At 10,460 lbs., Viola is the largest performing elephant according to trainer, Chip Arthurs.

A Quincy firefighter, lights a a fireworks explosive to demonstrate the inherent dangers of fireworks illegal in the State of Illinois, during a press conference at thee Quincy Regional Firefighter Training Facility.

Reflected in the glass frame of a reproduction print of “The Last Supper,” cottagers at Good Samaritan Home in Quincy walk through the food line at a fish fry held Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the home. Breading and frying fish as a team for 30 years, friends Eldon Hibbard and Bill Lubbert, cooked up the mess of fish for the event.

Holding a Book of Psalms, a Korean War veteran and Illinois Veterans Home resident, and former Marine, reflects quietly, while attending the 60th Anniversary Korean War Ceasefire Commemorative Service held Saturday morning, July 27, 2013 at the Illinois Veterans Home Korean War Memorial Monument.

The Liberty High School baseball team celebrates their regional championship win over Central at Unity High School in Mendon.

A competitor is given a hand as she emerges from the water after plowing through an obstacle during the Mississippi Mud Mania competition held at the Driftwood Campground in Quincy.

Friends chat while preparing lemonade for their lemonade stand near the corner of 14th and Adams Street, Thursday morning, Aug. 15, 2013. The two said business was good with about $14 in business.

A construction worker puts metal down on the roof of the new Daylight Donuts building on Broadway.

Reggie Runion of Alton, Ill., sails head over heals nailing a back flip, while making a run in the Advanced BMX competition during the Shredfest held Saturday, July, 27, 2013 at the Ramp Park in Huckeberry Park in Hannibal.

Team Denmon Pharmacy, cross the finish line to win first place in the annual Wheelchair Races hosted by Sunset Home in Quincy.