Deal Team Announces Inaugural Gala, Prayer Service

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - Governor-elect Nathan Deal has added a gala at
Phillips Arena in downtown Atlanta and a prayer service to his list
of inaugural events.

The Deal team announced Friday that Jan. 10, the day of his
inauguration, will start with a prayer service at 9 a.m. at Mount
Paran Church of God in Atlanta.

The inauguration ceremony at the state Capitol is set for 2
p.m., followed by an invitation-only gala at 7:30 p.m. The gala
will feature Georgia musical acts, though no names were given.

The celebration will start Jan. 8 with a day of service
featuring 17 volunteer opportunities throughout the state.

Inauguration spokesman Harris Blackwood says all events are
being paid for with private money.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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