Hutchin­son sets events to mark sec­ond in­au­gu­ral

Westside Eagle-Observer - - NEWS AND EVENTS - MICHAEL R. WICKLINE

LIT­TLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchin­son’s sec­ond fouryear term will be­gin in a two-day in­au­gu­ral cel­e­bra­tion start­ing Jan. 14 with a ca­sual fam­ily-friendly bar­be­cue for fam­ily and friends.

On Jan. 15, a prayer ser­vice will start the day, fol­lowed by Hutchin­son’s oath of of­fice, an in­au­gu­ral ad­dress, a re­cep­tion and the in­au­gu­ral ball.

“To­gether for Suc­cess” is the in­au­gu­ral theme as the Repub­li­can gov­er­nor and first lady Su­san Hutchin­son cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of the gov­er­nor’s first term and the op­por­tu­ni­ties of his sec­ond term, the 2019 In­au­gu­ral Com­mit­tee said in a re­cent news re­lease. The Hutchin­sons’ daugh­ter, Sarah Hutchin­son Wen­gel, and her hus­band Dave Wen­gel are co-chairs of the com­mit­tee.

The ca­sual bar­be­cue will be known as the “Red, White & ‘Cue In­au­gu­ral Party” from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Mu­seum of Dis­cov­ery in down­town Lit­tle Rock.

Com­mit­tee spokesman Mark Raines said the event can ac­com­mo­date more than 800 peo­ple.

“There are tick­ets avail­able for pur­chase at www. Hutchin­sonI­nau­gu­ral.com,” he said. Ticket price is $20 per per­son, ac­cord­ing to the com­mit­tee.

The in­au­gu­ral prayer ser­vice on Jan. 15 will be held from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at the Mo­saic Tem­plars Cul­tural Cen­ter in Lit­tle Rock.

The gov­er­nor will take the oath of of­fice at 10:30 a.m. in the cham­ber of the state House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives be­fore giv­ing an in­au­gu­ral ad­dress be­tween noon and 1 p.m. on the front steps of the state Capi­tol, ac­cord­ing to the in­au­gu­ral com­mit­tee.

There will be a gov­er­nor’s re­cep­tion from 1-2:30 p.m. in the state Capi­tol ro­tunda, and the in­au­gu­ral ball will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the State­house Con­ven­tion Cen­ter in down­town Lit­tle Rock. Tick­ets to the ball cost $100 per per­son, and have all been sold, the com­mit­tee said.

“For the In­au­gu­ral Ball on the evening of the 15th, the State­house Con­ven­tion Cen­ter lo­ca­tion can seat 1,500 peo­ple,” Raines said last week.

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