Abel Stose shares a bite of his turkey leg with Trooper, a chocolate Labrador, this week during the Neewollah festival in Independence, Kan.
Kelly Whitson celebrates with other contestants backstage after being crowned the 65th Queen Neelah this week at Memorial Hall in Independence, Kan. The Queen Neelah pageant is one of several activities that take place during the annual Neewollah Festival.
Jared Metcalf bites a jumbo corn dog at the Neewollah Festival in Independence, Kan.
Robert Miller hands Dara Mendoza, 5, her goodie bag for entering the Great Pumpkin Contest as her mother, Nellie, watches this week in Independence, Kan. The contest is part of the annual Neewollah Festival. Neewollah is Halloween spelled backward.
The band Sweet Children performs during Neewollah in Independence, Kan. Wednesday was local night on the bandstand.