Weekend activities lead up to inauguration


Governor-elect Mike Pence greets supporters as he and wife Karen take the stage for remarks during the Inaugural Family Fun Day held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway.

Before starting the serious job of leading Indiana, Mike Pence wanted to have a little fun.

The 53-year-old Columbus native, who becomes the state’s 50th governor today, invited fellow Hoosiers to enjoy the historic occasion during an inauguration weekend.

Family Fun Day, a free, family-style celebration Saturday at the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway, was the first of several public events leading up to today’s inauguration of Pence.

The two-term Republican member of Congress is scheduled to take the oath of office at 11:32 a.m., replacing Gov. Mitch Daniels. The hour-long inauguration ceremony in Indianapolis begins at 11 a.m. on the west steps of the Indiana Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St., unless inclement weather forces it inside the Rotunda.

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