Franchot to Spend Tuesday in Baltimore County

Comptroller to Present Schaefer and Silver Hammer Awards, Honor Towson Business

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:           Comptroller Franchot will present the 2016 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award for Baltimore County to Milton L. “Spike” Schnitzker this morning at Seahorse Inn on the Water. Mr. Schnitzker has committed more than four decades of his life to military service and also has served his state and community, improving his neighborhood and local organizations.

Mr. Franchot then will present the 2016 Silver Hammer Award for Baltimore County to Cockeysville Middle School. The school, built in 1967, was renovated in 1974 and 2007. It was nominated because the janitorial staff has kept the facility well maintained since its latest renovation. As a result of its safe and comfortable environment, the morale of the students, staff and teachers is one of the strongest in the Baltimore County Public School system.

Later that afternoon, the Comptroller will visit Loane Bros. in Towson to present a proclamation to owners Scott and Bryan Loane. Loane Bros. has proudly survived 196 years with frequent adaptations, from making covers for Conestoga wagons to manufacturing sails, Civil War military tents and possibly the nation’s first awnings. Today, they have three related divisions, providing customers with tents, party rentals and awnings.

WHEN:           Today, May 3, 2016

WHERE:        11 a.m.                                    12:30 p.m.                                           1:30 p.m.                    

Seahorse Inn on the Water        Cockeysville Middle School                  Loane Bros.
710 Wise Avenue                     10401 Greenside Drive                         1302 E. Joppa Road

Dundalk, MD 21222                Cockeysville MD 21030                       Towson, MD 21286

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