By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A line of pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles hauling livestock trailers wound its way down Flaggs Crossing Road Sunday and into the dusty gravel parking lots of the fairgrounds as animals and exhibits were prepared for the 50th Anniversary Berkeley County Youth Fair.
With an hour left before the 4 p.m. deadline to register, youths from across the county had hauled in almost 100 cows and steers, 70 lambs and sheep and more than 50 hogs. There were also horses, goats, scores of rabbits, chickens, turkeys - and Tugger and Whiteout, two llamas registered by Kiya Kauffman of Martinsburg.
For half a century young people up to the age of 21 have been displaying their skills at everything from raising and showing livestock to tractor driving. Scores of 4-H and FFA members will be there today through Friday hoping to win a ribbon or trophy. Thousands more will watch the judging, or enjoy the carnival rides, food and entertainment.