By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - On Sunday, Amanda Jones, dressed in boots, blue jeans and a sleeveless shirt, brushed the gleaming gray coat of Diamond's Madam, a 4-year-old quarter horse that is one of three animals she has registered in the 50th Anniversary Berkeley County Youth Fair.
Tonight the 15-year-old Martinsburg girl will presumably be dressed in something a bit more delicate as she and several other young women compete for the title of Miss Berkeley County Youth Fair.
Despite her youth, Amanda is a veteran of seven county and state fairs and has garnered her share of awards.
"Here at the county youth fair, I've been grand champion or reserve champion several times," Amanda said as Diamond's Madam happily ate the garlands she had tacked up to decorate the animal's stall.