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