Friday, January 18, 2013

In case you missed Wednesday's Inaugural Ball...

Governor Jay Inslee celebrated his inauguration with about 3,000 people at the Governor's Ball Wednesday night at the state capitol in Olympia. The Governor's Ball is a tradition that dates back to 1853 when Washington was still a territory.

There were several entertainers displaying their talents, including a 16 piece Big Band, a string quintet, and Bharatanatyam dancers. Attendees were treated to a delicious array of Washington food and beverages prepared by over 360 chefs from several culinary schools from around the state.

We leave you this Friday afternoon with some of our favorite pics from the event. You can also go to our Facebook page to see more. Unless otherwise credited, photos are by Linda Barnfather.
The Governor's Inaugural Ball was held on Wednesday, January 16
Governor Jay Inslee at the Inaugural Ball
Ballgoers congregate in the capitol rotunda
House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan (l) and Majority Whip Kevin Van De Wege
Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon with House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan
Ice sculpture at the Inaugural Ball (photo by Andy McVicar)

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