Stephen Lega
Yumiki Goto (10), left, and Rio Isomura (13) ride the front car of The Screamer, while Sukura Makoe (11), left, and Yuka Kato (12) ride in the second car July 2 at the fair.
Fair weather

 This year, the Marion County Fair had the weather on its side. Last year, rain forced the cancellation of several days of events. 

“It was outstanding compared to last year,” fair board member Charlotte Miracle said. “We had no rain and good attendance.”

Miracle said they had good turnout for both days of pageants, including higher local attendance as well.