Governor’s Inaugural Celebration details announced

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

LINCOLN, NE — Governor-elect Pete Ricketts and Nebraska’s next First Lady, Susanne Shore, today announced details for Inaugural activities in January. The Inaugural Gala Dinner and Dance will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Pinnacle Bank Arena – two days following Governor-elect Ricketts’s swearing-in ceremony at the State Capitol. ‘It’s all about Nebraska’ is the official theme for the Inaugural events and a website has been launched with details: WWW.ITSALLABOUTNEBRASKA.COM.

“The 2015 Inaugural will be a celebration for all Nebraskans,” said Governor-elect Ricketts. “As Susanne and I traveled across Nebraska during the campaign, we were reminded time and again about what a truly special state this is. Every corner of Nebraska has a story to tell, is a special place and deserves to join in the celebration of the Inauguration of its next Governor.”

Susanne Shore said, “Today’s announcement of the Inaugural Celebration theme, ticket prices and launch of the Inaugural events website is meant to serve as a ‘save the date’ notice for Nebraskans.”

“Inaugurals are about a state’s people and culture as much as they are about a changing of leadership in state government,” she continued. “And that’s how we settled on the theme for the 2015 Inaugural Celebration: It’s all about Nebraska.”

“The Saturday evening Dinner and Dance will help make Inaugural activities accessible to more Nebraskans. We want to thank the University of Nebraska for being flexible and agreeing to work around basketball game and practice schedules. We’ve also set the ticket prices at reasonable levels so cost does not stand in the way of someone attending the Inaugural Celebration.”

Tickets for the Inaugural can be purchased at WWW.ITSALLABOUTNEBRASKA.COM. Formal invitations will be mailed the first week in December.

There are two tiers of tickets: a $75 dinner plan and a $25 dessert plan.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Cocktails, 5:30pm; Dinner, 6:30pm; Program 8:00pm

Dessert and Dance immediately following

$75 per person for Dinner, Program, Dessert, Dance, Parking

$25 per person for Program, Dessert, Dance, Parking

For the full schedule of Inaugural events including the swearing-in ceremony, swearing-in reception, and open house, visit WWW.ITSALLABOUTNEBRASKA.COM.