Comptroller Honors Wicomico Co. Md. Masters Award Winners; Presents Proclamation to Market

– Award Presentation at Parkside High to Honor Three Young Talented Artists –

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

State and local elected officials

WHAT:           Comptroller Franchot will present Maryland Masters Awards today to three Wicomico County Public School students: Sydney Berry, a first grader at Fruitland Primary School, for a painting of a peacock using paint, marker and glitter she created in kindergarten; Cassidy Booth, a ninth grader at Wicomico High School in Salisbury, for a drawing of an elf girl holding an orb using crayon and marker created as an eighth grader at Wicomico Middle School; and Shelby Long, a tenth grader at Parkside High School in Salisbury for a pencil drawing of a woman created as a ninth grader.

The award recognizes young artists who have displayed extraordinary artistic skills and vision for Maryland’s future. The award program began last year to celebrate students’ achievements through the arts and to showcase artwork of students from kindergarten to 12th grade for two months in the Comptroller’s Office in Annapolis.

On a stop in Dorchester County, the Comptroller will visit Emily’s Produce Stand and present a proclamation to Paul and Kelly Jackson recognizing the stand’s 15th anniversary. The Jacksons and their children, Emily, 15, and Kyle, 10, have grown the business from a small roadside stand to a prosperous market offering homegrown vegetables and fruits, baked goods, jarred products and fresh-cut flowers. The Jacksons, who provide farm tours and bonfire events for children and adults alike, partner with local businesses, chefs, schools and the community in support of local agriculture. The Jackson family’s farm heritage is more than 100 years old.

WHEN            Today, October 7, 2014


WHERE:        11 a.m.                                                            12:30 p.m.

Parkside High School Auditorium                      Emily’s Produce

1015 Beaglin Park Drive                                   2206 Church Creek Road

Salisbury, MD 21804                                       Cambridge, MD 21613

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