Arkansas presidential inauguration gala canceled

     (AP) – Organizers of the Arkansas Inaugural Gala say the
event to celebrate the inauguration of the President of the United States has
been canceled this year due to low demand for tickets.
     The event is hosted by the Arkansas State Society and was scheduled for Jan.
19 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Society president Glen Mahone
says planners canceled the event before any tickets, which cost at least $125
each, had been sold. Mahone believes the event will be revived eventually.
     The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Arkansans who planned on attending the
gala are now making alternative plans. Republican Party of Arkansas spokeswoman
Lauren Montgomery says some of the state's supporters of President-elect Donald
Trump are buying tickets for the Texas State Society's Black Tie and Boots
Presidential Inaugural Ball.


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