Franchot to Tour School, Brewery in Howard Co.

Comptroller to Visit Swansfield Elementary, Honor Manor Hill Brewing

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will tour Swansfield Elementary School in Columbia on Thursday afternoon as part of his role as a member of the Board of Public Works, which approves public school construction funding. The school will receive $7.5 million in state funding for a 100-seat addition that will eliminate the need for four existing portable classrooms. The funding will also be used to create space for related arts programs, a health suite, pre-kindergarten classrooms and a secured entryway, as well as overhauling the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, roofing, lighting and technological systems, 

                        Franchot then will visit Manor Hill Brewing in Ellicott City to present a proclamation to the Marriner family for the brewery’s launch and recent success. Howard County’s first farm brewery is located on the 54-acre Marriner Family farm, where the head brewer crafts handmade beers from original and unique recipes. Brewing began in small test batches in early 2015, with full-scale production launched last May, and has grown to 16 beers produced in kegs and cans, in addition to seasonal offerings. One of its brews was the highest-rated beer at the 2015 Maryland Craft Beer Festival.

WHEN           Thursday, February 25, 2016

WHERE:       2 p.m.                                                 3 p.m.

Swansfield Elementary School             Manor Hill Brewing                                                   

5610 Cedar Lane                               4411 Manor Lane

Columbia, MD 21044                         Ellicott City, MD 21042

CONTACT:  Vicki Fisher 410-260-7816 (office), 443-534-6259 (cell)