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Maine to issue license plates for Acadian Congress

10:11 PM, Nov 11, 2012   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The state of Maine will issue a commemorative license plate to mark the 2014 World Acadian Congress.

Event organizers say it's the first time since the United States Bicentennial in 1976 the state is issuing a commemorative license plate to mark a significant event.

The World Acadian Congress is held every five years in a region inhabited by Acadians. It draws more than 50,000 visitors from 44 countries and has an economic impact that exceeds $50 million.

In 2014, the CMA will be hosted by the international region known as Acadia of the Lands and Forests, which incorporates northernmost Maine, northwestern New Brunswick and southeastern Quebec.

A commemorative license plate does not have any numbers or letters and cannot replace the legally issued plates.

 

 

 

 

 

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