MADAWASKA — A northern Maine businesswoman will coordinate planning for the 2014 World Acadian Congress.

Lorraine Pelletier of St. Agatha began her duties July 1 as Maine regional coordinator for huge event coming to northern Maine, northwestern New Brunswick and southeastern Quebec in three years. Pelletier has been an account executive for WAGM-TV for the past 13 years.

Her Acadian Congress duties include working with the regional committee to organize community activities in Maine and leading efforts to encourage communities and area residents to host family reunions in the region.

The two-and-a-half week celebration is traditionally held in August every five years and generates millions of dollars in economic activity.

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