After Maggie Hassan takes the oath of office as New Hampshire's 81st governor on Jan. 3, the traditional changing of the guard will include an open house at the Statehouse followed by two inaugural balls.
The first Inaugural Ball is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 4, at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester.
The second Ball is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods.
Hassan, a Democrat from Exeter, also announced a new website in connection with the ceremonies: Hassaninauguration.org
More information on the tickets, etc., will be announced on that site. The governor-elect, in a statement, said:
“New Hampshire is a special place where we come together as communities to support each other, address our challenges, and move our state forward. The New Hampshire way means all of us chip in, and the people of New Hampshire expect their leaders to be accessible to their ideas and priorities. I want to ensure all of our citizens have an opportunity to participate as we begin our work together to build a stronger, more innovative New Hampshire where our businesses can grow, flourish and create good jobs for our people.”
Matt Burgess, her campaign manager, is director of the inaugural committee, which is co-chaired by Alan Reische of Manchester, Anna Grace Holloway of Rye, Fred Seigel of North Hampton, and Tom Raffio of Bow.
– Dan Tuohy