Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published August 06, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY: Comptroller Promotes Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week at Towson Town Center

Comptroller Promotes Shop MD Tax-Free Week,


Presents Schaefer Award and Proclamation



- Westminster Organization Recognized, Franchot Spends Remainder of Day in Towson -


WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

                        Local elected officials

                        Local business representatives


WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will be joined by local elected officials and retail industry representatives at Towson Town Center to announce details for Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, which begins Sunday, August 11 and ends on Saturday, August 17. During tax-free week, qualifying clothing and shoes priced $100 or less will be exempt from Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax.


Prior to heading to Towson, the Comptroller will present the 2013 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award for Carroll County to the Human Services Program of Carroll County. The Comptroller will also visit the Towson Farmers Market, as well as present a proclamation to the Bill Bateman’s Bistro in Towson throughout the day.


WHEN           Thursday, August 8, 2013


WHERE:        10 a.m.                                   

Carroll County William Donald Schaefer Award

Human Services Program of Carroll County

10 Distillery Drive, Ground Floor

Westminster, MD 21157


11:30 a.m.                              

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week Press Conference

                  TowsonTown Center

                  825 Dulaney Valley Road

Grand Court, Level One

Towson, MD 21204


                  12:30 p.m.                                                     

                  Towson Farmers Market

            Allegheny Avenue (between York Rd. and Washington Ave.)

            Towson, MD 21204


            1:15 p.m.                                           

            Proclamation Presentation: Bill Bateman’s Bistro

            7800 York Rd.

            Towson, MD 21204


CONTACT:  Caron Brace 410-260-7438 (office), 410-212-9414 (cell)