Franchot to Present Washington and Frederick Cornerstone Awards Monday

Local favorites Krumpe's Do-Nuts and Frederick Shell Carwash are deeply invested in their communities


Comptroller Peter Franchot


The Comptroller will head to Western Maryland on Monday to present the Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence in Washington and Frederick counties. The award recognizes businesses that are part of the fabric of their community and those that have adapted to economic challenges, evolved to meet customer demands, and demonstrate a commitment to the community through charitable giving and sponsoring local activities.

At Krumpe's Do-Nuts in Hagerstown, Mr. Franchot will present the Cornerstone Award to Fred Krumpe, the third-generation owner of the business founded in 1934 by his grandfather Rudolph Krumpe. Besides the delicious donuts, the business is known for the annual New Year's Eve Krumpe’s Donut Drop, in which a giant donut descends from the clock tower on the Washington Street Square to ring in the new year early at 7 p.m.! Free donuts are given to the first 5,000 people at this family-friendly event and Hagerstown tradition.

Comptroller Franchot then will present the Cornerstone Award for Frederick County to Frederick Shell Carwash owner Joe Parsley and his daughter, general manager Melissa Parsley. In addition to providing superior workmanship and friendly service since 1984, Frederick Shell Carwash routinely hosts fundraisers for local organizations and helps to raise money for the Fort Detrick Alliance STEM Program, Frederick County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association, and many other groups. Mr. Parsley also actively hires employees seeking a second chance, helping many people overcome addiction and complicated life situations by giving them gainful employment and a chance at redemption.


Monday, August 19, 2019


2 p.m.
Krumpe's Do-Nuts
912 Maryland Ave.
Hagerstown, MD 21740

3 p.m.
Frederick Shell Carwash
1275 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21702


Alan Brody:
410-260-6346 (office); 443-924-1473 (mobile)