Bengies Drive-In to Receive Baltimore County Cornerstone Award Thursday

Lib's Grill will be recognized for tasty chicken and recycling oyster shells; Franchot to speak in Towson U political persuasion class


Comptroller Peter Franchot


Comptroller Franchot on Thursday will present the Baltimore County Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence to D. Vogel, owner of Bengies Drive-In Theatre. The family-owned venue boasts the nation's largest movie screen and is one of the last existing drive-in theatres in the country. Bengies has entertained generations of Baltimore-area families since 1956 and become a landmark for movie buffs seeking a nostalgic cinematic experience

Next, Mr. Franchot heads to Perry Hall where he will present a proclamation to Nick Liberatore, owner of Lib's Grill, a top-five vote-getter in the Maryland's Best Chicken Sandwich contest on the Comptroller's Facebook page. Additionally, Lib's will be recognized for recycling oyster shells, which are used by aqua farms to stimulate oyster production and promote a cleaner Chesapeake Bay. Individuals and businesses who participate in the program can claim the Oyster Shell Recycling Tax Credit of up to $1,500 a year.

The Comptroller will then head to Towson University to be a guest lecturer in Professor Richard Vatz's Political Persuasion class, where he will speak about his role as the state's chief fiscal officer, his approach to governing and his political brand. Mr. Franchot will also take questions from students.


Thursday, October 31, 2019


12:15 p.m.
Bengies Drive-In Theatre
3417 Eastern Blvd.
Middle River, MD 21220

1 p.m.
Lib's Grill
5009 Honeygo Center Dr.
Perry Hall, MD 21128

2 p.m.
Van Bokkelen Hall, Room 204
7903 Glen Dr.
Towson, MD 21252


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