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    Members of Ye Female Society for the Support of the Gospel sing hymns during the 200th annual meeting of the organization at the Winslow Congregational Church in Winslow on Tuesday. Since 1819 the group has met annually on the third Tuesday of June with each member paying their annual dues of twenty-five cents.

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    Lisa Matheson, left, daughter Aimee Carter and granddaughter Quinn Carter represent three generations of membership in Ye Female Society for the Support of the Gospel at the 200th annual meeting at the Winslow Congregational Church in Winslow on Tuesday. Many mail in their dues for themselves and their daughters if they are unable to attend, while others pay in memoriam dues for those who have passed away as well as dues for newborn babies.

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    Longtime member of Ye Female Society for the Support of the Gospel Esther Mae Smith, left, receives a rose from President Emily Rowden Fournier during the 200th annual meeting at the Winslow Congregational Church in Winslow on Tuesday. Smith, 89, has been a member since she was 5 years old. Some attend the meeting in period attire, such as Fournier, who is wearing a pink, rose-patterned Regency-era dress, embellished with lace on the neckline and sleeves. The Regency era in America is from 1811 to 1820.

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    Lyn Rowden, left, and Susan Weber, members of Ye Female Society for the Support of the Gospel, take part in the 200th annual meeting at the Winslow Congregational Church in Winslow on Tuesday. The group's dues have remained the same over the 200 years, Rowden said, and its constitution has never been amended.

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