April 29, 2011
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Secretary of State’s Office Recognizes the Free Public Library Association of Vassalboro for 100 Years of Incorporation

AUGUSTA, MAINE -- On behalf of Secretary of State Charles E. Summers, Jr., Chief Deputy Secretary of State Barbara Redmond honored The Free Public Library Association of Vassalboro for achieving 100 years of incorporation at their 100th Anniversary Annual Meeting on April 13th.  Librarian Dawn Thistle was there to accept the award certificate.

The Vassalboro Library, founded in 1909, officially became incorporated in the town in 1911.  Located in the village of East Vassalboro, the library features a wonderful selection of books about Maine and wireless internet access. 

The Free Public Library Association of Vassalboro shares their year of incorporation with many notable events including the ground breaking of Fenway Park in Boston, the opening of the New York Public Library, the first celebration of International Women’s day, and the birth of Jean Harlow, Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball, and Roy Rogers. 

The Division of Corporations within the Department of the Secretary of State maintains records for over 80,000 business entities and nonprofit corporations. Twenty-two corporations will celebrate 100 years of incorporation in Maine during 2011.