Texas Inaugural BBQ Announced

(News Release)

2011 Texas Inaugural BBQ to be Held on the Capitol Grounds
Tickets Available for Purchase at www.2011texasinaugural.com

AUSTIN – Dec. 21, 2010 – The 2011 Texas Inaugural today announced that following the swearing in ceremony for Gov. Perry and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst on Jan. 18th at 11 a.m., a family-friendly BBQ will be held on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol.
 
“Whether you’ve lived in Texas your whole life, just moved here or plan to move here, we invite you to join us for the ceremony and a huge BBQ afterward,” said Weisie Steen, chair of the 2011 Texas Inaugural Committee. “This is a historic time for our great state, so plan on attending – and bring the whole family!”
 
The inauguration ceremony is free to the public and will be on the South Steps of the Capitol and the BBQ lunch is $8 per person. Tickets for lunch should be purchased in advance through the inaugural Web site: www.2011texasinaugural.com. This Texas-sized event will feature live music, children’s activities and world-class Texas BBQ. 
To purchase tickets or check for the latest news on inaugural events, please visit www.2011texasinaugural.com.

About 2011 Texas Inaugural
The events surrounding the ceremony are scaled back from prior years including a family-friendly BBQ rather than a parade, and for the evening celebration cocktail attire is recommended rather than formal. Through ticket sales and private funding, 2011 Texas Inaugural celebrations operate at no state expense. The Inaugural Committee is an entity formed by statute that convenes with the election of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to make arrangements for conducting ceremonies and events to observe the inauguration.
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