By JENNYLYNN BROWN
Something special happened Saturday night at the Miss Potomac Valley Pageant: There were two winners.
In a suprise announcement just before Saturday's contest, pa-geant executive director Denise Bowers said that this year's "phenomenal" contestants merit special treatment, and that a Miss Central Valley title would also be awarded this year.
At the Ramada Inn Ballroom Saturday night, Amanda Hartman was named Miss Potomac Valley 1997. Susan E. Woda was crowned Miss Central Valley 1997.
Hartman, a 20-year-old student at Hagerstown Junior College, performed a baton-twirling routine to "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.''
She is the daughter of Beverly and Franklin Hartman of Hagerstown.
Immediately after the crowning, Hartman said she was shocked at winning, but happy. "I've made so many new friends."
Both received their crowns from the current Miss Maryland Susan Alexander.
For winning the title Saturday night, both Hartman and Woda will receive $400 scholarships and spots in the Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant in June at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown.