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Mayor-elect Greg Fischer's inaugural plans

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From Mayor-Elect Greg Fischer's office:

Mayor-Elect Greg Fischer today announced plans for his inauguration on Monday, January 3rd that includes a public swearing-in ceremony on the steps of Metro Hall and a parade downtown that celebrates the city's diverse neighborhoods and people.

"Just as my campaign represented all the faces of Louisville, so too will the inauguration," Fischer said. "This is a celebration for the entire community."

The Mayor-Elect also announced that he will proclaim Saturday, Jan. 8th 2011 as a citywide "Day of Service" to cap his first week in office and to encourage citizens to volunteer. It will be his first official proclamation as Mayor.

The theme of the inauguration is "One City. One Community. One Family." with all events occurring on January 3. The day includes:

7:30 a.m. One City Inaugural Celebration at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The breakfast is free and open to the public, though tickets are required. To order tickets, visit the inaugural website at

9:30 a.m. Inaugural Interfaith Celebration in Prayer and Music at the Cathedral of the Assumption. Seating is limited to the first 1,000 people. No tickets required.

11 a.m. Swearing-In Ceremony and Inaugural Address at Metro Hall. No tickets required. Members of the Louisville Metro Council, along with other citywide elected officials, will be sworn in at the same ceremony.

One Community Inaugural Parade that begins immediately following the Inauguration from 4th and Jefferson streets and ends at 6th and Jefferson. No tickets required.

6:30 p.m. One Family Inaugural Gala at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Tickets are $100 or $1,000 for a table of 10.

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The "Day of Service" on Jan. 8th, being coordinated by Metro United Way and the Office of Mayor-Elect Fischer, includes 30 projects that will be completed citywide.

People or groups may participate or learn more by visiting or www.metrounitedway/volunteer by calling Kelly Garvey, Director of Engagement with Metro United Way, at 502-292-6153.

The deadline to sign-up or Day of Service is Dec. 20. This gives United Way time to match volunteers with the 30 projects that will be occurring on Day of Service.

Fischer and his mayoral staff will spend Saturday helping renovate a home for Habitat for Humanity and completing a painting project at The Center for Women and Families.

Fischer said that no public money will be used on inaugural activities, and his inauguration committee will raise private money for the events from individuals (no corporate donations accepted).

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