Comptroller to Celebrate Maryland Day and Honor Local Market in St. Mary's County on Monday

Franchot will also speak at annual Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Banquet in Annapolis


Comptroller Peter Franchot


Comptroller Franchot will celebrate the founding of Maryland on Monday by attending the 2019 Maryland Day Celebration at St. Clement’s Island Museum. Mr. Franchot will present a proclamation to Karen Stone, manager of the St. Mary’s County Museum Division and Arthur Shepherd, director of St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks. The ceremony commemorates the first landing of English colonists at St. Clement’s Island on March 25, 1634.

The Comptroller will then visit Murphy’s Town and Country Market in Avenue, where he will present a proclamation to Gilbert Murphy, who has owned the store for 40 years with his wife, Kathy. His parents, Al and Annie Murphy, originally opened the market in 1949.

Returning to Annapolis, Comptroller Franchot will speak at the annual Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Banquet, a national and state program recognizing high-performing public schools, as measured by student performance on standardized tests. This year's Blue Ribbon recipients, selected by the Maryland State Department of Education, are:

  • Pinewood Elementary School, Baltimore County
  • Mount Harmony Elementary School, Calvert County
  • Urbana High School, Frederick County
  • Clarksville Middle School, Howard County
  • Glenarden Woods Elementary School, Prince George's County
  • Ocean City Elementary School, Worcester County


Monday, March 25, 2019


1:45 p.m.
St. Clement's Island Museum
38370 Point Breeze Rd.
Coltons Point, MD 20626

3:15 p.m.
Murphy's Town and Country Market
21270 Oakley Rd.
Avenue, MD 20609

7 p.m.
Governor Calvert House
58 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401


Alan Brody:
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