Comptroller Franchot to Tour Baltimore Elementary
School, Honor Local Business and Visit Comet Park

Comptroller to See School and Park Renovations, Honor Business Owner

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will visit the Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School in Baltimore this morning to see its recently renovated media center. As a member of the Board of Public Works, which approves school construction funding, the Comptroller also will take stock of the needs of the facility. Baltimore City has requested $5.2 million in state funding to install a new heating and cooling system here.

The Comptroller then will visit Westway Liquors to present a proclamation to owner Tom Iampieri, recognizing the family-owned business for their commitment to the local community. Westway Liquors opened in 1950 as a retail spirit shop by brothers William and Gene Iampieri. Tom Iampieri took over ownership in 1988.

The Comptroller’s final stop will be at Comet Park — home to Catonsville High School athletes and Catonsville Recreation and Parks programs. The Comet Boosters Club built a concession stand at the park with the help of matching state grant funds in 2013. Last August, the boosters received another matching state grant to build a press box and new bleachers.

WHEN            Today, February 2, 2016

WHERE:        10:45 a.m.                                                                              1:15 p.m.

Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School           Westway Liquors
507 W. Preston St.                                                                  5320 Edmondson Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21201                                                             Baltimore, MD 21229

2 p.m.

Comet Park at Catonsville High School

421 Bloomsbury Ave.

Catonsville, MD 21228

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