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Cardin, Van Hollen in Western Maryland to Celebrate Advancements in STEM Education, New Grants for Firefighters’ Safety

September 8th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen will take part in several events in Garrett and Allegany counties, including the dedication of a new STEM Building at Garrett College and the celebration of multi-million-dollar grants to improve the safety of area firefighters.

 

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Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 AM, Senators Cardin and Van Hollen will participate in a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Garrett College’s new $8.5 million-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Building, which will significantly increase the institution’s ability to equip students with the skills necessary to compete in the 21st century workforce. The senators also will tour the new building and learn more from the college’s leaders about the fresh academic offerings it enables them to provide.  

 

WHAT:          Dedication and Tour of Garrett College STEM Building

 

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen

Don Morin, Chair, Garrett College Board of Trustees

                        Dr. Richard Midcap, President, Garrett College

                        George C. Edwards, Maryland State Senator

                        Wendell Beitzel, Maryland State Delegate

                        Garrett County Commissioners

 

WHEN:          Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 AM

 

WHERE:         Garrett College, Bldg. 200, 687 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD 21542

    

 

Saturday, September 8 at 12:00 PM, Senators Cardin and Van Hollen will serve as “Guest Pourers” at the Deep Creek Art, Wine & Beer Festival.

 

WHAT:          Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival

 

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen

 

WHEN:          Saturday, September 8 at 12:00 PM

 

WHERE:        Garrett County Fairgrounds, 270 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD 21541

 

 

Saturday, September 8 at 2:00 PM, Senators Cardin and Van Hollen will visit and tour the Wholesome Harvest Co-op, which recently opened to provide more high-quality, locally grown food options to the Frostburg community. 

 

WHAT:          Wholesome Harvest Co-op Visit and Tour

 

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen

 

WHEN:          Saturday, September 8 at 2:00 PM

 

WHERE:        82 East Main St., Frostburg, MD 21532

 

 

Saturday, September 8 at 2:45 PM, Senators Cardin and Van Hollen will announce a new grant of more than $3 million to increase the safety of Allegany County’s first responders. The federal funding comes via the FEMA “Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program” and will bolster emergency preparedness, provide new high-quality equipment and tools, and enhance efforts to provide adequate staffing throughout departments in the county.  The senators also will tour the fire department and discuss with department chiefs from across the county the ways in which the new funding will improve local emergency services.

 

WHAT:          Firefighter Grants Announcement

 

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen

Dale Bladen, Chief, Frostburg Fire Department

Robert Pattison, President, Allegany-Garrett County Volunteer Fire Association

Dick DeVore, Director, Allegany County Department of Emergency Services

                        Jake Shade, President, Allegany County Board of Commissioners

Local Elected Officials

 

WHEN:          Saturday, September 8 at 2:45 PM

 

WHERE:        Frostburg Fire Department, 75 South Water Street, Frostburg, MD 21532

 

 

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