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For Immediate Release
Secretary of State Dan Gwadosky to
AUGUSTA, MAINE -- Secretary of State Dan A. Gwadosky
will honor the Deborah Lincoln House for achieving 100 years of incorporation.
The recognition ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October
14th. The Deborah Lincoln House is located at 60 Cedar Street in Belfast.
The Deborah Lincoln House was founded in 1903 with funds left by Deborah Lincoln to establish a home for aged women in Belfast. At that time, many coastal communities had homes for elderly women. In its early years, the Deborah Lincoln House was home to as many as sixteen residents at one time. Today, five women between the ages of 85 and 95 reside at the Deborah Lincoln House.
The Division of Corporations within the Department of the Secretary of State maintains filings for more than 62,000 active businesses and nonprofit organizations in Maine. Nine organizations are marking 100 years of incorporation in Maine this year.
An organization celebrating its centennial incorporation
in 2003 would have first incorporated in the same year the Wright Brothers
made their historic flight, the United States and Panama signed the
treaty to build the Panama Canal, and Henri Becquerel, Pierre Curie
and Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in Physics for research on radiation.