Comptroller Franchot to Travel to Oxford and Stevensville Thursday

Gregory Couch to receive Queen Anne's County William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award


Comptroller Peter Franchot


Mr. Franchot will travel to Oxford on Thursday, where he will visit three community linchpins. He will begin at the Church of the Holy Trinity, where he will present a proclamation to the Rev. Kevin Cross for the Church's "Taking Care of Our Coasties" initiative. The Holy Trinity vestry partnered with the Oxford Rotary Club to provide meals and gift cards to the 20 United States Coast Guard officers stationed in Oxford to assist them during the recent government furlough.

Next, the Comptroller will recognize artist Joan Nubie, owner of The Treasure Chest, Oxford's eclectic gift shop. Ms. Nubie has transformed the small shop during her tenure, expanding both gift offerings and her clientele, making The Treasure Chest an Eastern Shore tourist destination.

Mr. Franchot will round out his Oxford visits at the Robert Morris Inn, where he will present a proclamation to owners Ian Fleming and Mark Salter. The Robert Morris Inn is the oldest full service inn in the United States, and the current owners have brought their wealth of experience and exceptional gourmet cuisine to enhance and add a modern twist to the inn's historic traditions.

Later, in Stevensville, the Comptroller will present the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award to Gregory Couch. While in 5th grade, Gregory started the Mid-Shore chapter of Project Linus, which distributes blankets to hospitals and medical facilities for children who have suffered physical or emotional trauma, or are just in need of comfort. Three years later, the chapter it is thriving with donations of handmade blankets coming in from residents across the region.


Thursday, April 18, 2019


12:45 p.m.
Church of the Holy Trinity
502 South Morris St.
Oxford, MD 21654

1:30 p.m.
The Treasure Chest
111 South Morris St.
Oxford, MD 21654

2:15 p.m
The Robert Morris Inn
314 North Morris St.
Oxford, MD 21654

3:30 p.m.: Cloverfield Community Center, 101 Nichols Manor Dr.
Stevensville, MD 21666


Barbara Sauers:
410-260-7438 (office); 410-212-9414 (mobile)