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Mo. Natl. Guard Releases Preliminary Schedule of Inaugural Activities

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri National Guard today released the preliminary schedule for the 2013 Inauguration, which will take place on Monday, Jan. 14.

Gov. Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon will begin the day’s activities with a worship service at 8:30 a.m. Because of construction at First United Methodist, the Nixons’ home church in Jefferson City, the service will take place at the neighboring First Baptist Church. Seating at the service is limited, and additional details will be provided when they are available.

After the prayer service, Gov. and Mrs. Nixon will participate in the traditional inaugural parade, which will begin at 10 a.m. near the Missouri River Regional Library and proceed to the State Capitol. The official swearing-in ceremony will begin at 11:15 a.m. on the south lawn of the Capitol.

In the afternoon, the Nixons will welcome Missourians on the first floor of the Governor’s Mansion, before taking part in the first-ever Missouri Barbecue Showcase and Reception at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. The festivities will conclude with the Grand March and Inaugural Ball, which begin at 7 p.m. in the Capitol rotunda.

All events are open to the public.

Monday, Jan. 14 (All events are in Jefferson City)

* 8:30 a.m.

Worship Service

First Baptist Church

301 E. Capitol Ave.

* 10 a.m.

Inaugural Parade

Parade will begin in front of the Missouri River Regional Library (214 Adams St.) and proceed on High Street to the State Capitol

* 11:15 a.m.

Swearing-In Ceremony

State Capitol, South Lawn

* 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Public Greeting

Governor’s Mansion

100 Madison Ave.

* 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Missouri Barbecue Showcase and Reception Capitol Plaza Hotel

415 West McCarty St.

* 7 p.m.

Grand March

State Capitol Rotunda

* 8 p.m.

Inaugural Ball

State Capitol Rotunda

Missourians can obtain information about the inauguration by visiting



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