Mills Second Inauguration to Showcase Maine-Centered Entertainment and Food


Governor Janet T. Mills Addressing the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in mid-July at the Holiday Inn, Portland. .

Cinderellas we are not, so relatively few Mainers will be attending Governor Mills’ Second Inauguration on Thursday, January 5th  from 7:00  pm – 10:00 pm at the Augusta Civic Center.  Rather, the Mills Administration has provided Mainers a snapshot of the upcoming Celebration..

Entertainment for the evening includes the RJ Miller Trio, Gina and the Red Eye Flight Crew and Retrospecticus.  The menu for the celebradtion pays tribute to cultures and tastes of the people of Maine.  From Franco-American tourtiere and poutine, to New-American African Chicken and peanut stew to mini-italians and Greek/North African land kefta, the diversity of Maine and its flavors will be on display.  In addition, local purveyors and sponsors will be featured in classic New England fare with a twist, such as Shuck’s Lobster mac and cheese, Maine Coast Fishermen’s monkfish stew and Maine Grains corn and maple muffins.  Desserts will include Maine Needham Company, Bixby Chcolates and Coffee by Design.

The Inaugural Celebration will be emceed by Blake Hayes of Coast 93.1  In line with past practices, the “cocktail attire, Bean boot optional” event is by invitation only,.  The celebration will feature a large stage for entertainment, a dance floor, tables, food stations and cash bars.  Costs will be covered by a $30. ticketing charge, as well as by donations raised through the Mills Inaugural Committee.

The Timeline is as follows:

7:00 pm, Welcome from Emcee, Blake Hayes; 7:05 pm, Music and Dancing, RJ Miller Trio; 7:45 pm, Music & Dancing, Gina and the Red Eye Flight Crew; 8:40 pm, Ben Waxman, Introduces Governor Mills; 8:45 pm, Governor Mills Offers Brief Remarks; 8:50 pm, Music and Dancing, Retrospecticus; 10:00 pm, Close.