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Details on Chafee’s inaugural

December 30, 2010

The Governor Chafee era starts Tuesday. Here are updated inaugural details:

The office of Governor-elect Lincoln D. Chafee today announced the complete details of the Inaugural celebrations, which will take place on Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

[It] will begin with the Processional March at 11:50 a.m.. Included in the ceremonies: Kim Trusty, professional vocalist, songwriter, guitarist and actress, will sing the National Anthem; Joseph Connors, who served as the US Senate’s first page with Down Syndrome, under the late John Chafee, will lead the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance; Leonardo Ampuero, an 11-year-old member of the Fraternidad Folklórica Boliviana, will sing God Bless America; Lisa Starr, the Rhode Island Poet Laureate, will read an original poem; and Rev. Maria DeCarvalho, former Dean of the Cathedral of St. John, will offer the invocation and benediction, with representatives of eight distinct religious groups standing behind her to represent the religious diversity of the state.

The General Officers’ celebrations, which will begin at 5 p.m. in conjunction with the special WaterFire lighting and will be free and open to the public, will take place at the following downtown Providence locations:
•      Governor-elect Lincoln D. Chafee: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
•      Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts: Ardeo Restaurant
•      Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis: Citizens Bank Building rotunda
•      Attorney General-elect Peter F. Kilmartin & General Treasurer-elect Gina M. Raimondo: Waterplace Restaurant

The WaterFire celebrations and General Officers’ receptions will be entirely funded by contributions from Rhode Island companies and foundations, which follow:
•      Cox Communications: $10,000
•      CVS Caremark: $10,000
•      Dominion Energy: $5,000
•      Fidelity Investments: $5,000
•      GTECH Corporation: $10,000
•      National Grid: $5,000
•      Rhode Island Foundation: $5,000
•      Verizon: $5,000

One Comment leave one →
  1. December 31, 2010 3:53 am

    I remember Ian Donnis wrote a great post about David Segal when he first announced he was running for suceed Patrick Kennedy.

    If anybody was curious what David Segal is up to these days.
    Good to know

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