FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2008
PUBLIC SCHEDULE FOR INAUGURAL ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED
(JACKSON, Mississippi) – The Governor’s Inaugural Committee today announced the public schedule for the inauguration of Mississippi’s 64th Governor, Haley Reeves Barbour. Inauguration events, under the theme “’08 Moving Forward Together,” will include a prayer breakfast, official swearing in ceremony, parade, tour of the Governor’s Mansion, and an inaugural ball.
Tickets for these events are available to the public and can be reserved by calling the Inaugural Committee’s Direct Ticket Line at (601) 984-3678, or requests can be faxed to (601) 326-0078. Upon reservation, tickets will be located at Will Call at the South Entrance to the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, January 11, and Monday, January 14. Beginning Tuesday, January 15, Will Call will be located at the North Entrance of the Coliseum, with tickets available for pickup from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
When Governor Barbour received 58.2 percent of the vote in the 2007 general election, he became only the second governor since Reconstruction to be elected to a second consecutive term as Mississippi’s Chief Executive. Mississippians are encouraged to attend the Governor’s historic inauguration ceremony, which occurs on the South steps of the New Capitol on January 15, 2008, beginning at 11 a.m.
A complete listing of the Governor’s public inaugural activities is attached below. The press is invited to attend all events; for media credentials, contact Hunter Carpenter with the Inaugural Committee at (769) 798-1604 or [email protected]
THE INAUGURATION OF GOVERNOR HALEY REEVES BARBOUR
“’08 MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER”
Monday, January 14
Gospel Prayer Breakfast
The Agriculture Museum – Sparkman Auditorium
1150 Lakeland Drive, Jackson MS 39215
Tuesday, January 15
11:00 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
South Steps of the New Capitol
*In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at the First Baptist Church Jackson, 431 North State St, Jackson, MS 39201.
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
*A map of the parade route is attached below.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Governor’s Mansion Open House
300 East Capitol Street, Jackson MS 39201
8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
1207 Mississippi St, Jackson MS 39202
*Black tie optional
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