From the Office of the Comptroller of Maryland:
Comptroller Peter Franchot will present the 2016 Silver Hammer Award for Cecil County to Charlestown Elementary School on Thursday morning. The award recognizes schools demonstrating fiscal prudence through superior facility maintenance. Charlestown Elementary earned a superior rating on its most recent state inspection.
The Comptroller will then visit Sentman Distributors in Elkton and present a proclamation to President John “Jack” Sentman. The business is a family-owned and operated Anheuser-Busch InBev distributor that has served Cecil and Harford counties since 1933. Sentman’s grandfather, John Sentman, opened the distributorship.
In the afternoon, Mr. Franchot will present the 2016 Silver Hammer Award for Harford County to Patterson Mill Middle/High School in Bel Air. They earned a superior rating on the most recent state inspection with examiners praising the schools’ preventative maintenance.
The Comptroller’s final stop will be a tour of Harford Community College to meet Dr. Dianna Phillips, who became the college’s president in August. He will also tour Edgewood Hall, which is currently being renovated and expanded. The Board of Public Works, on which Mr. Franchot sits, recently approved additional funding for the $8.3 million project.