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For Immediate Release
November 30, 2001
Contact: Dan A. Gwadosky
207-626-8400

Maine Optometric Association to be Honored for
100 Years of Incorporation

Secretary of State Dan A. Gwadosky will honor the Maine Optometric Association for 100 years of incorporation on Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 6:00 p.m. at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland. The Maine Optometric Association was incorporated in the State of Maine on February 9, 1901.

Nineteen corporations are celebrating their centennial anniversary this year. They include eight business corporations--Beta Theta Pi Co., Chilton Paint Company, Edward H. Best & Co., Hodgco, Inc., Lewiston Daily Sun, Oxford County Telephone and Telegraph Company, Psi Upsilon Chapter House Association, The Dunlap Agency--and eleven non-profit corporations--Library Club of Lovell, Megunticook Golf Club, Northeast Harbor Fire Co., Inc., Silver Harvest Grange Association, The Aid Society of Otter Creek, Maine, The Maine Optometric Association, Waldo County General Hospital, Wilson Grange, No. 321, The Tracy Reunion Association and Wilton Free Public 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, given that my Department has over 50,000 active corporations on file."

The Maine Optometric Association was established to create a licensed, uniform standard of eye care for Maine's citizens. The Association has over 170 members all across the state. The evening's event at the Portland Museum of Art will culminate the Maine Optometric Association's annual education meeting.