March 1, 2013
Melissa Couture

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Honors the Merriconeag Grange for 100 Years of Incorporation

HARPSWELL, Maine -- Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap recognized the Merriconeag Grange for achieving 100 years of incorporation during their Anniversary Celebration in Harpswell on Friday, March 1, 2013.

Joseph E. Alexander was Maines Secretary of State when Merriconeag Grange #425 was first incorporated on February 8, 1913; however, it had already existed informally for several years. Founding incorporators included; Edward Pierce, President; Perley Hackett, Vice President; Lewis Alexander, Secretary; and Samuel Alexander, Treasurer. Since that time, the core members of the Merriconeag Grange have worked hard to keep the physical property maintained, while retaining the rituals and values that the Grange was established on.

The Department of the Secretary of State, Division of Corporations maintains records for over 80,000 business entities and nonprofit corporations. Other Maine corporations celebrating 100 years of incorporation during 2013 include: Penobscot Capital Investment Company; Paris Hill Country Club; St. Josephs Convent and Hospital; Trustees of the John B. Curtis Free Public Library; The Womans Literacy Union, Inc.; Hollis Center Library Association; West Gouldsboro Village Improvement Association; Kezar Falls Circulating Library; Juniper Point Village Improvement Society; The Mount Dessert Island Biological Laboratory; Center Harbor Yacht Club; The Hancock Point Library Association; Acorn Grange, No. 418, Patrons of Husbandry; Cornish School and Alumni Association; and Fraternity Hall Association, Limited.