Comptroller Franchot to Speak at Talbot Chamber Luncheon; Present Md. Masters Awards

– First of This Year’s Wm. Donald Schaefer Helping Awards Presented to Easton Man –

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

State and local elected officials

WHAT:           Comptroller Franchot will speak to members of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce Thursday on Maryland’s economy and the recently-ended tax season at the business group’s luncheon meeting in Easton. He then will present his Maryland Masters Awards to three budding Talbot County artists: Alondra Moreno-Santana, a fourth grader at Chapel District Elementary School, for her inspired art based on a study of Kuna Native Americans; Cole Burton, an eighth grader at Easton Middle School, for his acrylic sailboat painting; and Natalie Richardson, a senior at St. Michaels Middle-High School, for an oil pastel of a Mandarin duck.

The Comptroller will conclude his day by presenting the first of 24 2015 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Awards to recipient, Alex Handy, who has served as president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society since 2008. In that time, Mr. Handy helped to transform the organization from 30 people operating from a storage unit to an all-volunteer staff of 300 men and women in a modern 5,000-square-foot facility on Canvasback Drive in Easton. Mr. Handy is well-known in the Talbot County community for his many efforts with non-profit organizations.

WHEN            Thursday, April 16, 2015


WHERE:        12:15 p.m.                                                       1:45 p.m.

                        Talbot County Chamber Luncheon                    Talbot County Maryland Masters Awards

Inn at 202 Dover                                              Talbot County Board of Education

202 E. Dover St.                                              12 Magnolia St.

Easton, MD 21601                                           Easton, MD 21601

2:30 p.m.

Talbot County William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award Presentation

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 1210 S. Washington St., Easton, MD 21601

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