Comptroller Franchot to Visit Allegany Animal Shelter, Tour Shops in Cumberland and Frederick

-Comptroller, Local Leaders to Join Shop Maryland for the Holidays Tour-

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

Local elected and community leaders

WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will visit the Allegany County Animal Shelter in Cumberland this morning to tour the shelter, which received $250,000 in state bond bill support over the last two sessions. The shelter plans to open a shelter-run veterinary clinic next spring.

Afterward, the Comptroller will head to Ristorante Ottaviani in downtown Cumberland as part of his fourth Shop Maryland for the Holidays tour. He then will stop by three other downtown businesses: Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop, Baltimore Street Collectibles and Terry’s Jewelry. The Comptroller will continue on to Frederick for another holiday tour, beginning at The Trail House and then stopping by The Muse, Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts, Treaty General Store and ending at Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop.

Shop Maryland for the Holidays is an annual tour hosted by the Comptroller to encourage Marylanders to shop locally for the holidays. Shopping in local communities keeps holiday shopping dollars in Maryland and supports hard-working employees at local retail outlets.

WHEN           Today, December 3, 2015

WHERE:       10:45 a.m.                                                       11:30 a.m.

Allegany County Animal Shelter                       Ristorante Ottaviani

716 Furnace St.                                               25 N. Centre St.

Cumberland, MD 21502                                 Cumberland, MD 21502

3 p.m.

The Trail House: 17 S. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701

CONTACT:  Vicki Fisher 410-260-6054 (office), 443-534-6259 (cell)