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Mark Pappas celebrates 55 years in business

Mark Pappas celebrates 55 years in business

Mark Pappas, the founder of the iconic Pappas Restaurant, this week is celebrating his 55th anniversary in the restaurant business. Pappas, 83, will be joined tonight at his Cockeysville restaurant by a slew of government officials, friends and family for a private celebration in which a proclamation from Gov. Larry Hogan will be read. Government officials scheduled to attend include Sen. Ben Cardin, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County councilmen Wade Kach and David Marks. Other expected guests include former U.S. House of Representatives member Helen Bentley and developer John Paterakis, Sr. Television personality Richard Sher will emcee the...