Comptroller Franchot to Present 2014 William Donald Schaefer Award to Maryland State Fair

-Comptroller to Stroll Fairgrounds, Visit 4-H and FFA Exhibits and Greet Fair Goers –

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

State and local elected officials

WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will present a 2014 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award to the Maryland State Fair during the first day of the annual event in Baltimore County. The fair, which has a long and storied history starting in 1878, runs through Sept. 1. Howard “Max” Mosner Jr., fair president and general manager, will accept the award on behalf of the fair board.

The fairgrounds, now at more than 100 acres, include an array of food vendors, rides, competitions, events and attractions and educational exhibits for youngsters in 4-H and Future Farmers of America. For the past 15 years, the fair offers Agriculture Fair Tours of animal barns, Milk-It Traditional Cow Milking Lessons and the Birthing Center – one of the most popular venues at the fair to see newborn calves, piglets and chicks. Nearly half a million visitors to the fair take part in this summer tradition, living up to the fair’s motto – The 11 Best Days of Summer.

WHEN:          Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

2 p.m.

WHERE:        Maryland State Fairgrounds

Carolina Carport Pavilion

2200 York Road

Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

MEDIA CONTACT:  Barbara Sauers, 410-260-7438 (office), 410-212-9414 (cell)