Saturday, July 3, 2010

Maryland Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot visits Crisfield

Last week, the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce was honored to have Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot drop in to speak to members. It is always nice to have Maryland officials visit our town. Below are some photos from the event.

 Franchot is shown to the right.


 Preparing for the arrival.

It was a hot day, and we told one of  Franchot's aids he should remove his tie. After all, Crisfield is a place to relax. Shown right is member Tommy Shore.

Past president of the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce and local CPA Chris Sterling greets Franchot's aid, sans tie. 

A member poses for the camera.

Event coordinator Allison Castellana chats with members.

Left, our gal, Val, who keeps the Chamber running, chats with Danny Thompson of the Economic Development Commission. Shown rear is Franchot.

Franchot shakes hands with Somerset County commissioner Paul Ward.

Sarah works for the Crisfield-Somerset County Times. She is a great ad rep! 

 If you ever need a meeting place, get in touch with Tim at the Tawes Museum; a great view of Somers Cove Marina on the second floor.

Crisfield has some great caterers!

John Phoebus, president of the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce,  local attorney, and GOP nominee for the District 38A seat, enjoys appetizers. Those brownies were so good; made by Waterman's Inn.

From left, Jay Tawes, Franchot, and Phoebus.

Franchot and Tawes.

President of the Somerset County Commissioners Mike McCready is also a GOP nominee. Nice smile, Mike.

 Somerset County officials...

Val, left, gives Kristy M. Hickman, State's Attorney for Somerset County, a hug. Shown right is Karen M. Dean, Deputy State's Attorney.

 Linda Riggin - her eternal smile always make me happy.

Phil and Linda Riggin make for a happy pair.

Dean Goldsborough of Goldsborough's Marine chats with Franchot in the lobby of the Tawes museum.

John Phoebus, center, and Dr. Mike Atkins, left, chat with Len Foxwell, Franchot's chief of staff.  

John Phoebus prepares to introduce Franchot.

Enjoy the rest of the photos. No captions needed. 

Peter, can I call you Peter? I look forward to seeing you and your entire entourage in Annapolis at the 34th annual Clam Bake. Heck, I look forward to seeing everyone! For my followers, who don't know about "Clam Bake", well, you have been missing something. Clam Bake - held this year on July 21 - is a political event, the largest in the state of Maryland, and you don't even have to like politics to enjoy this event. People come from all over the country for all-you-can-eat crabs, clams, oysters, corn, watermelon, onion rings, french fries and sweet potato fries (the real kind). Oh, and all-you-can-drink beer and sodas. Just call "Our Gal Val" at the Chamber for tickets.

This is for all you politicians, and anyone who loves crabs!

Included in the price: your own mug, a shot glass, and a mallet.
Hours are 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $40.00. Now that is a good deal!

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