Comptroller Encourages Marylanders to Shop
Local, Kicks Off Statewide Tour in La Plata
-Shopping Locally Supports State’s Economy and Keeps Taxpayer Dollars at Home-
WHO: Comptroller Peter Franchot
Michelle Miner, Assistant Town Manager
La Plata downtown shop owners
Owners of Rip’s Country Inn
State and local elected officials
WHAT: Comptroller Peter Franchot will tour La Plata stores and eateries on the first stop of his “Shop Maryland for the Holidays” tour. The purpose of the statewide tour is to encourage Marylanders to shop locally as it keeps taxpayer dollars in residents’ communities and supports Maryland’s critical retail sector.
The Comptroller will begin his tour with local officials by enjoying some scrumptious treats at the Charles Street Bakery. He then will visit Island Music Company, Bernie’s Frame Shop, the Pizza Hotline and end at Joson Fine Jewelry and Home Boutique. The La Plata Shop Local tour will be followed by visits throughout the holiday season to Cumberland, Takoma Park/Laurel, Easton, Hagerstown and Annapolis.
After his “Shop Maryland for the Holidays” tour, the Comptroller will present a proclamation to the owners of Rip’s Country Inn, a local meeting place for hungry patrons hailing from Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C., and serving the local community for 61 years.
WHERE: 11: 30 a.m.
1: 15 p.m.
Town of La Plata
Rip's Country Inn
Charles Street Bakery (starting point) 3809 North Crain Highway
507 Charles St.
Bowie, MD 20716
La Plata, MD 20646
CONTACT: Barbara Sauers 410-260-7438 (office), 410-212-9414 (cell)