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Two receive community service award at youth fair

August 18, 2011
  • Kathy Bennett, left, and Colleen Miller, right, present the Evelyn Talbott Community Service Award to Madison Smallwood, second from left, and Erica Manor on July 30 at the 2011 Miss Berkeley County Youth Fair contest.
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Evelyn Talbott Community Service Award was presented to Madison Smallwood and Erica Manor at the recent Berkeley County Youth Fair.

The award is presented each year as part of the Miss Berkeley County Youth Fair contest.

The award is given to honor the memory of Evelyn Talbott, who was one of the originators of the Miss Berkeley County Youth Fair contest and served as the chairwoman for more than 15 years.

The award was started by Kathy Hutlzer Bennett and Colleen Hutzler Miller, sisters who both were Miss Berkeley County Youth Fair queens.

The criteria used to select the winner is based on the service each contestant has given to her school, church, community and organizations to which she belongs.

An engraved, personalized clock is given to the winner signifying the time she has given in service to others.

Smallwood lives in Inwood, W.Va., and is a member of the Arden 4-H Club. 

Manor lives in Bunker Hill, W.Va., and is a member of the Tuscarora Indians 4-H Club.

The winners of the award since it started in 1989 include Janelle (Smith) Sperry (1989), Tara (Slough) Summer (1990), Jan (Frankenberry) Chancey (1991), Amy Pezzanite (1992), Kara (Foster) McDaniel (1993), Barrie Rudisill (1994), Jennifer Rager (1995), Lauron Smallwood and Sarah (Ashton) Taylor (1996), Annette (Snyder) Jordan (1997), Shannon Markley (1998), Julie (Orr) Bolyard (1999), Heather Gillich (2000), Clarissa Westmeyer (2001), Kara (Frye) Carr (2002), Ilene Funk (2003), Ashley Young (2004), Brittany Young (2005), Jessica Monroy and Autumn Yebernesky (2006), Julianne (Frye) Roberts (2007), Sarah Orr (2008), Renee Sustarich (2009), Olivia LeMaster (2010), and Madison Smallwood and Erica Manor (2011).

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