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On behalf of the 2011 Inaugural Committee of Georgia's 82nd governor and Constitutional officers, a thank you to the Georgia State Patrol, GEMA, DOT and Georgia Building Authority who made safety the priority of Monday's inaugural ceremony. Despite harrowing winter weather conditions, the peaceful transfer of sovereign power occurred without a hitch, and for that we are truly thankful.

Besides those who watched over our safety, the inaugural team deeply appreciates the volunteers and benefactors who gave in support of this weekend. With their support, 31 projects were performed for Georgia's most needing on the Inaugural Day of Service. More than 2,000 volunteers cooked meals, finished homes, landscaped yards, cleaned riverbanks and rocked babies to sleep. Thank you for giving of yourself and proving no heart is bigger than that of a Georgian's heart.

Planning, dedication and creativity could not stop this icy storm, but they did give us the blueprint for a great celebration. Don't store your dancing shoes yet; party details are forthcoming, except this time we will plan for sunny, spring temperatures.

This has been an incredibly memorable experience, and we look forward to the next four years watching Gov. Deal lead Georgia to great new heights.

Jay Morgan & Tricia Pridemore
Chairman and chairwoman, 2011 Inaugural Committee of Georgia's 82nd governor, Nathan Deal

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