Details released for Stitt inaugural festivities

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt’s dedication ceremonies will include three balls, an inauguration ceremony and a prayer service.

Stitt will be sworn in for his second four-year term at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 9 at the state capitol.

The event is free and open to the public.

“Reg. Kevin Stitt and I are honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve the people of the great state of Oklahoma,” First Lady Sarah Stitt said in a press release.

“These events will celebrate all who make this the best state to live, work and raise a family for generations to come. Together we will continue Oklahoma’s quest for a bright future where freedom, opportunity and hope abound for all people.”

A Tulsa Inaugural Ball is scheduled for January 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. Maps are required. The cost is $200 per ticket, and sales begin Thursday.

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An Enid Ball is scheduled for January 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Stride Event Center, 301 S. Independence St. Tickets are required. The cost is $100, and sales begin Thursday.

The Oklahoma City Ball will be held January 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NW 63rd St. Maps are required. The cost is $250, and sales begin Thursday.

Tickets for the three balls can be purchased at oklahomainaugural.com.

An opening service is scheduled for January 8 at 5:00 p.m. at Oklahoma City’s Southern Hills Baptist Church, 8601 S. Pennsylvania Ave. The service is free and open to the public.

Stitt, a Republican businessman from Tulsa, won a second term in office on Nov. 8 with 55.45% of the vote in a four-way race. He defeated Democrat Joy Hofmeister, Libertarian Natalie Bruno and independent Ervin Yen.

Stitt is expected to deliver his state of the state address before a joint session in the House of Representatives chamber on February 6.

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