The ever-popular dragon roller coaster had plenty of riders on opening night at Howdy Neighbor Days.. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff]
The change of weather on Wednesday provided cooler conditions much more suitable for an outdoor event. Children were the main attendees for the opening night of Howdy Neighbor Days in Pierce City, keeping the rides at J&J Magic Midway busy. Howdy Neighbor Days continues through Saturday at Pierce City's South Park. The festival's Idol Contest for singers begins at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.