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For Immediate Release
October 10, 2003
Contact: Dan A. Gwadosky

Secretary of State Dan Gwadosky to Recognize
The Deborah Lincoln House in Belfast
For 100 Years of Incorporation

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.

"It is always a pleasure to recognize the history and longevity of Maine organizations as they celebrate 100 years of incorporation. It's a significant milestone for any business or non-profit, and serves as an ideal time to reflect on a century of achievement," Secretary Gwadosky commented.

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.