Comptroller Franchot to Spend Afternoon in Harford County

Comptroller to tour Havre de Grace High School in Bel Air, present Cornerstone Award and visit local store for Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, August 11 to 17


Comptroller Peter Franchot


Mr. Franchot will visit Harford County Wednesday afternoon starting with a tour of the auditorium/gym complex at Havre de Grace High School. The Comptroller was invited to tour the facility by state and local officials seeking support for a feasibility study to transform the complex into a regional performing arts and activity center.

He next will stop in Bel Air to present the 2019 Harford County Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence to Music Land. This family-owned musical instrument retail and repair shop was opened in 1971 by the late Joe Noto, whose son Larry now continues the family legacy. The Cornerstone Award recognizes small and family-owned businesses that celebrate independence, innovation and investment.

As part of the his promotion for Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week which runs from August 11 to 17, Mr. Franchot will visit John’s Men’s Clothing, owned by Maureen Bruneau and Beth Pocalyko. He will be joined by Cailey Locklair Tolle, president of the Maryland Retailers Association, who will talk about tax free week and the social media contest for Maryland college and trade school students to win $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships respectively.

Note: Graphics for Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week are available at


Wednesday, August 7, 2019


2:45 p.m.
Havre de Grace HS Auditorium/Gym 700 Congress Ave.
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

4:00 p.m.
Music Land
200 Gateway Dr.
Bel Air, MD 21014

4:45 p.m.
John's Men's Clothing
10 W. Pennsylvnia Ave.
Bel Air, MD 21014


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