Politics & Government

Gov. Sam Brownback plans inauguration event in Wichita

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will hold at least one inauguration event in Wichita.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will hold at least one inauguration event in Wichita. File photo

Wichitans wanting to participate in Gov. Sam Brownback’s second inauguration without traveling to Topeka will get their chance at a prayer service scheduled for Jan. 11 at Newman University, the governor’s inaugural committee office announced Friday.

The service is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Catholic university’s DeMattias Performance Hall. The service will be open to the public, said Brownback spokesman John Milburn. The university is at 3100 McCormick in Wichita.

The prayer service will be the second of four official inaugural events spread across three days, which include a dance and a formal ceremony in Topeka.

The inauguration marks the beginning of Brownback’s second four-year term, which he won by beating Democratic House Minority Leader Paul Davis in the November election.

The festivities will begin with the traditional Inaugural Dinner and Ball. It’s scheduled for 6 to 11 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.

For information, contact the committee at 785-269-9229.

The formal inauguration ceremony and swearing-in, which is open to the public, is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. Jan. 12 on the south steps of the Capitol, 300 SW 10th St. in Topeka.

Following the ceremony, the governor’s office will host its traditional open house on the second floor of the Capitol.

Reach Dion Lefler at 316-268-6527 or dlefler@wichitaeagle.com.

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