Generous Support from Red McCombs Covers Previously-Announced Ticket Price
AUSTIN, Texas – Jan. 6, 2011 – The 2011 Texas Inaugural Committee today announced that tickets for its BBQ Lunch on January 18, which were previously $8 per person, are now available at no charge at www.2011TexasInaugural.com.
“On behalf of the great Governor and Lt. Governor we have here in Texas, I’m happy to provide BBQ to the good people of Texas on inauguration day,” said Red McCombs.
“We’re delighted to offer Texans the opportunity to keep more of their money while celebrating the inauguration – it’s just one more reason to take part in this historic event,” said Weisie Steen, chair of the 2011 Texas Inaugural Committee. “Thanks to generous donations to the Inaugural Committee, ticketholders will be treated to a Texas-sized BBQ!”
The swearing-in ceremony for Gov. Perry and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst is free and open to the public on January 18 at 11 a.m. on the South Steps of the State Capitol. The BBQ Lunch will follow the inaugural ceremony on the Capitol grounds and it is a ticketed event. It will feature live music, entertainment and a plate of world-class Texas BBQ. A limited number of tickets are available through www.2011texasinaugural.com for a one-cent processing fee or request forms can be faxed in for free.