Mayor-Elect Dan Rivera Reschedules Inauguration Weekend
UPDATED JAN. 2, 2013
Ceremony at 9:00 AM Saturday and Gala at 7:00 PM Saturday
Lawrence, MA (January 2, 2014) – Mayor–Elect Dan Rivera announced today a revised schedule of Inauguration Events, due to the severe weather storm. The Inauguration Ceremony will now be held at 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 4th at the North Common Education Complex (old Lawrence High School), 233 Haverhill Street. The Inaugural Gala will be now be held at 7:00 PM on Saturday, January 4th at the Lawrence Elks Club. “While these inauguration festivities are important to our community, the safety and well-being of our residents is the paramount concern to me,” said Mayor– Elect Dan Rivera. “A minor change of schedule pales in comparison to having a city that is safely passable to the public and emergency vehicles. Again, I urge all residents to stay in their homes until the storm subsides so that DPW crews can do their jobs and make our roadways safe for drivers and pedestrians.”
Residents are encouraged to shovel the walk-ways in front of their homes and observe the city parking ban. For more information on the parking ban, visit http://www.cityoflawrence.com/emergency-winter-parking-ban.aspx .
The updated Schedule of Events is as follows:
Inauguration Ceremony: Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Location: North Common Education Complex (old Lawrence High School, 233 Haverhill St., Lawrence, MA)
*Guests are asked to bring a blanket to the ceremony to be donated to families in need as part of the theme, “Bring a Blanket, Leave a Blanket.”
Inauguration Gala: Saturday, January 4, 2014 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Lawrence Elks Club, 652 Andover Street, Lawrence, MA
*This is a ticketed event that is currently sold out.
Family Fun Event: Sunday, January 5, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Campagnone Common, Lawrence, MA
*Residents and friends of the city are invited to a Family Fun Day in the Campagnone Common. There will be ice skating (with free skate rentals), face painting, activities, and more. Bring the kids and have fun with your neighbors. This event is free to the public.
Interfaith Unity Prayer & Concert: Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Location: Lawrence High School Auditorium
70-71 North Parish Road
For more information on the Inauguration Events, visit www.makelawrencebetter.com/2014ceremony.