Published January 12, 2013
Transit shuttle to run late Wednesday for Govs BallBrad Shannon
The Governor’s Inaugural Ball takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and in anticipation of crowds Intercity Transit is extending the hours for its public shuttle. See details and a handy map here. The ball, which honors Democrat Jay Inslee on the day of his inauguration, is at the Capitol after initial plans would have moved it to a Lacey site. Protests led to a reconsideration and return to the Legislative Building, where balls have been held in recent decades. There is room for up to 5,000 people and early sales of the $100 tickets last month were in excess of 2,200. As outlined by the nonprofit Inaugural Ball Committee that sponsors the event:
The Governor's Inaugural Ball will take place at the state Capitol building at 7 p.m. January 16. Everyone is invited to this event.
There will be music, dancing, entertainment and food from the Washington State Chef's Association as well as a special wine made just for the ball. This year's ball's theme is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Temple of Justice.
Tickets are $100/person and available now. Details for ordering are on the web site at wastategovball.org, or you can call 360-462-0012 or they can be purchased in person at the Visitor and Convention Bureau: 103 Sid Snyder Ave, Olympia Chamber of Commerce: 809 Legion Way SE, Olympia
The IBC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit group of Thurston County Citizens who gather every four years to put on the inaugural ball for the incoming governor and state leaders. All funds used for the Ball come from the sale of tickets.