Lincoln County Democratic Committee (LCDC) will host its biennial Frances Perkins Award Dinner on Saturday, May 5, starting at 6 p.m. at Damariscotta Lake Farm, 15 Bunker Hill Road, Route 126, in Jefferson.

Guest speakers will be Dr. Christopher N. Breiseth, a past president of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute located at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York, and President Emeritus of Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and Frances Perkins Center treasurer; Hon. Margaret “Peggy” R. Rotundo, former Maine State Senator and Representative and current director of Strategic and Policy Initiatives for the Bates College Harward Center for Community Partnerships and a Frances Perkins Center board member; and Christopher I. Rice, principal designer for Designs for Native Landscapes and a member of the Frances Perkins Center Advisory Council.

The dinner honors a Lincoln County Democrat who “exemplifies the continuing legacy of Frances Perkins to pursue social justice, economic security, and the best possible life for all.” This year’s honoree is Frances Perkins’ grandson, Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall of Newcastle, longtime LCDC volunteer and founder of the Frances Perkins Center.

For more information about the dinner or to register to attend, contact Betsy Wooster, LCDC fundraising chair, at or visit