Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is beginning her inaugural festivities with a celebration at the coast headlined by country music star Neal McCoy.
Ivey is holding a Gulf Coast Inaugural Celebration on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Lodge, the state's new hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park.
Tickets are $25 each but attendees can opt instead to bring four children's books in lieu of purchasing a ticket. The books will be donated to the Alabama Literacy Alliance.
Ivey will be sworn into office on Monday in a ceremony on the Alabama Capitol steps.
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