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For Immediate Release
November 29, 2000
Contact:    Dan A. Gwadosky                       
207-626-8400


Secretary of State Dan A. Gwadosky to Honor  Winterport Free Library Association
for 100 Years of Incorporation


Secretary of State Dan A. Gwadosky will honor the Winterport Free Library Association for 100 years of incorporation by presenting a certificate of achievement to Phil Sherwood, President of the Winterport Free Library Association on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 6:30 p.m. at the Winterport Memorial Library located on Main Street, Winterport.  The Winterport Free Library Association was incorporated in the State of Maine on November 16, 1900.

Ten corporations are celebrating their centennial anniversary this year.  They include four business corporations--The Pine Tree Telephone and Telegraph Company, Boothby & Bartlett Company, Chi Delta Phi House Corporation, and The Palmer Family Company--and 6 non-profit corporations--Franklin Grange, No. 50, Mechanics’ Association, Mt. Desert Island YMCA, Tarratine Club, LivermoreFalls Library Association, and Winterport Free Library Association.

“I enjoy this opportunity to recognize these Maine businesses and nonprofit organizations that have attained this milestone,” said Secretary Gwadosky.  “Many dedicated people have been involved in keeping these organizations and businesses active for 100 years.  It is a significant achievement, giventhat my Department has over 50,000 active corporations on file.”

The Winterport Memorial Library has been in existence since 1895 and hasbeen located on Main Street since 1922.  The Winterport Memorial Librarywas built on land that was donated for that purpose and donations from theWinterport community were instrumental in the construction of the buildingitself.  The Winterport Memorial Library serves approximately 1,500 peoplea year who browse the volumes of fiction, nonfiction, and many magazinesand videos in its collection.