Franchot to Tour Washington Co. Heritage Museum, Ride Canal Boat and Recognize Cafe

-Comptroller to Visit Williamsport and see Conococheague Aqueduct Project-

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

State and Local elected officials

WHAT:           Comptroller Peter Franchot will begin a visit to Washington County today with a tour of the Rural Heritage Museum and Agricultural Education Center. As a member of the Maryland Board of Public Works, the Comptroller will see projects completed with Program Open Space funding. He will be joined by Maryellen Waltimeyer, chairman of the agricultural center board, and Marge Peters, chairman of the museum committee and Rural Heritage Village.

In the afternoon, the Comptroller will tour Williamsport with Mayor James McCleaf and other state and local elected leaders. They will ride a boat on the C&O Canal to see the area of the Conococheague Aqueduct that is being restored, along with related projects. The town is working with the National Park Service to restore full canal boat operations in Williamsport.

The group will end the tour at the Desert Rose Café, where the Comptroller will present a proclamation to co-owner Rose Harris and her staff recognizing the business’ commitment to the community. Ms. Harris and her mother, Beverly Kipe, co-own the café which is popular with hikers and cyclists.

WHEN            Today, August 11, 2015

WHERE:        Noon                                                               1:45 p.m.

                        Washington Co. Rural Heritage Museum           Williamsport Walking Tour and C&O Canal

and Agricultural Education Center                     Boat Ride (Starting at Visitor Center)

7313 Sharpsburg Pike                                      205 W. Potomac St.

Boonsboro, MD 21713                                    Williamsport, MD 21795

2:30 p.m.

Desert Rose Café, 42 N. Conococheague St., Williamsport, MD 21795

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