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For Immediate Release
October 10, 2002
Contact: Dan A. Gwadosky

Good Samaritan Agency
to be Honored for 100 Years of Incorporation

Secretary of State Dan A. Gwadosky will honor the Good Samaritan Agency for 100 years of incorporation on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 8:00 a.m. at its annual meeting to be held at Eastern Maine Technical College, Rangley Hall, Sylvan Road in Bangor. Good Samaritan Agency was incorporated in the State of Maine on October 29, 1902.

Fourteen corporations are celebrating their centennial anniversary this year. They include eight business corporations--Charles S. Chase Company; Perkins Machine Company; Almon H. Fogg Company; Nevada Nickel and Copper Company; Bar Harbor Savings and Loan Association; Brunswick Publishing Company; Cabco, Inc.; and Hannaford Bros. Co.;--and six non-profit corporations--Halcyon Grange No. 345 Patrons of Husbandry; Bauneg Beg Grange, P. of H. No. 382; Fidelity Chapter, NO. 32, Order of the Eastern Star; Grand Lake Grange No. 375, Patrons of Husbandry; The Trustees of the Charity Fund of Arion Lodge, No. 162, Free and Accepted Masons; and Good Samaritan Agency.

"This is an excellent opportunity to recognize Maine businesses and nonprofit organizations for their longevity," said Secretary Gwadosky. "It takes the efforts of many individuals to keep an organization or corporation active for 100 years. Given that my Department has over 50,000 active corporations on file, this a significant achievement."

The Good Samaritan Agency was founded in 1902 by volunteers in the Bangor area to serve single, pregnant women in need and this mission remains the same today. The agency has three main areas of service--adoption services, single parent services and childcare. Good Samaritan Agency is the oldest, private, nonprofit, non-sectarian adoption agency in Maine. Additionally, the agency operates a Childcare Center with an age appropriate curriculum for toddlers and pre-school aged children.