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A happy surprise for one mom at Elgin's Fox Trot

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  • Theresa Bucy of Batavia finishes her first 10-mile race Saturday morning during the 36th annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot in downtown Elgin.

       Theresa Bucy of Batavia finishes her first 10-mile race Saturday morning during the 36th annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot in downtown Elgin.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Cynthia Munoz, Lulu Santibanez, Kayla Veal and Takeyla Irby stand for the singing of the national anthem Saturday during the 36th annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot. All four girls were representing the Elgin High School dance team in the 2-mile walk.

       Cynthia Munoz, Lulu Santibanez, Kayla Veal and Takeyla Irby stand for the singing of the national anthem Saturday during the 36th annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot. All four girls were representing the Elgin High School dance team in the 2-mile walk.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Saturday's Elgin Valley Fox Trot was kicked off by Elgin Mayor David Kaptain. The Fox trot consisted of a 5K race, a 10-mile race, and a 2-mile walk in downtown Elgin.

       Saturday's Elgin Valley Fox Trot was kicked off by Elgin Mayor David Kaptain. The Fox trot consisted of a 5K race, a 10-mile race, and a 2-mile walk in downtown Elgin.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

 
 

It's not every day that you think your daughter is in london, and out of the blue you see her cross the finish line of a local race. that's what happened to cherie murphy of elgin, who got the surprise of her life saturday when her daughter bri showed up at the 36th annual elgin valley fox trot. "they tricked me into going up there (to the finish line) saying somebody had an announcement," murphy said.

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