ADAWASKA, Maine – The Maine Credit Union League teamed up with the State of Maine and the World Acadian Congress 2014 to create a new commemorative license plate to mark the 2014 World Acadian Congress/Congres Mondial Acadien (CMA).
Sale of the special plates will benefit the World Acadian Congress 2014, which is being held jointly in Aroostook County, part of New Brunswick and part of Quebec, and the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger.
This is first time since the U.S. celebrated its Bicentennial in 1976 that the State of Maine has issued a commemorative license plate to mark a significant event, the league said.
The CMA is a huge event held every five years, draws more than 50,000 visitors from 44 different countries and has an economic impact that exceeds $50 million, the league said.
The commemorative plates – which may be placed only on the face of a legal plate on the front of a vehicle, as they have no numbers or letters on them – went on sale yesterday at all participating Maine credit unions. The plates cost $25.