Pence hosts family fun day, inaugural ball Saturday

Pence celebrates with supporters before Monday

INDIANAPOLIS - Mike Pence will be sworn in Monday as Indiana’s 50th governor, and he will spend the days leading up to the inauguration celebrating with family and supporters.

Pence spent his Saturday hosting a family fun day at Dallara Racing in Speedway and will attend an inaugural ball at the JW Marriott Saturday night.

“We thought it was a good way to kind of kick off his inauguration and his term in office,” said Pence supporter Linda Akers.

The event had a bouncy house, cartoon character photo opportunities and a banner for supporters to leave notes of encouragement.

“He is a genuine guy. We know what he stands for. Everybody knows where he is at so he’s going to do just fine,” said supporter Fred Glynn.

Pence and soon-to-be Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann addressed the crowd and thanked them for their support.

“Monday morning I’ll raise my right hand and as soon as it comes down, we’re going to walk into that office and go to work,” Pence said.

Pence said his first priority is job creation and working with leaders of both parties to move the economy forward.

“We have big work in front of us, so this weekend is a time to celebrate, really thank the people of Indiana for their support and be ready to go Monday morning,” Ellspermann said.

The inaugural ball will take place Saturday night.

Sunday’s events will kick off with a special worship service at the Convention Center at 1 p.m.

Watch Pence’s inauguration live online Monday at 11 a.m.

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