Miss Jefferson County Fair 2012 begins reign

August 19, 2012|By TRISH RUDDER |
  • Chelsea Carey of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was crowned Miss Jefferson County Fair 2012 Saturday night and began her responsibilities Sunday afternoon at the Jefferson County Fair in Leetown, W.Va.
By Trish Rudder

LEETOWN, W.Va. — Her poise, smile and confidence were not the only reasons Chelsea Carey of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was named Miss Jefferson County Fair 2012 on Saturday night at the Jefferson County Fair.

When she was asked why she wanted to become a registered nurse, Chelsea, 17, said she told the fair judges that her grandmother died two years ago and she helped take care of her.

“I knew then I wanted to be a nurse,” she said.

Chelsea wants to study nursing in North Carolina because “I’m a beach person,” she said.

And as a registered nurse, she wants to work with children who have cancer, she said Sunday.

Chelsea is a senior at Washington High School in Charles Town, W.Va., and is the only child of Kim and Donnie Carey.

“Her father and I were ecstatic when they announced her name,” Kim Carey said.

“Everything clicked for Chelsea, from her dress, her walk, her smile, and what she said, and I believe her grandmother was with her, too,” Kim Carey said.

Chelsea said she is looking forward to all the fair responsibilities this week and all the events in which Miss Jefferson County Fair participates throughout the year.

“Becoming the Jefferson County Fair Queen will allow me to be the best role model I can be and creating memories with new people,” Chelsea said.

Roxanne Stagner, the fair pageant director, said the judges told her Chelsea showed a lot of poise and her answer was good.

“She just seemed like a go-getter that would do her job,” Stagner said.

Other contest winners were Miranda Godfrey, first runner-up; Olivia Ware, second runner-up; Lexi Demastes, third runner-up; and Mariah Lee Marrone, fourth runner-up.

If you go ...

What: 60th annual Jefferson County Fair
Where: Old Leetown Pike, Leetown, W.Va.
When: Runs through Saturday night

Today’s highlights: 8:30 a.m. — 4-H and FFA horse showmanship; 1 p.m. — beef showmanship; 5:30 p.m. — kiddie tractor pull; 6 p.m. — Carnival area open to the public; 6:30 p.m. — tractor and four-wheel-drive pulls; 7 p.m. — eating contests

Tuesday’s highlights: 9 a.m. — swine judging; 4:30 p.m. — sheep dog demonstration; 6 p.m. — Carnival area open to the public; 7:30 p.m. — six-cylinder figure-eight demolition derby, eight-cylinder demolition derby, six-cylinder demolition derby; 8:15 p.m. — eating contests.

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