- Associated Press - Monday, January 12, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Just about everything at Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s inaugural bash will have a Pennsylvania angle.

Organizers say the revelry at the Hershey Lodge, which is slated to begin about eight hours into the Democrat’s tenure as Pennsylvania’s 47th chief executive on Jan. 20, and related events will celebrate the state’s people, history and culture.

Here’s a look at what to expect:

- ENTERTAINMENT: In the ballroom, guests can dance to music by performers including singer-songwriter Valerie Broussard, the Philadelphia band Dreamtime, violinist Damien Escobar with the Milton Hershey School String Ensemble and the YWCA York Temple Guard Drill Team. In a second hall, dubbed the White Rose Lounge in tribute to Wolf’s home county of York, party-goers can socialize and drink state beer or sip special cocktails such as The 47, an inaugural concoction of vodka, creme de cacao and cream.

- FOOD: An eclectic selection of regional favorites will be served throughout the evening, ranging from exotic fare such as elk meatloaf on potato rolls to better-known items such as pierogis, kielbasa and soft pretzels and old standbys including hot dogs, potato chips and ice cream. Dessert choices will include macaroons, cannoli, cream puffs, mousse cups, chocolate truffles, linzer squares, pecan diamonds and petit fours.

- EXHIBITS: Although Wolf and his wife plan to continue to live in their home in Mount Wolf, they will host an open house at the governor’s residence in Harrisburg during the afternoon. The Pennsylvania State Museum will mark the inauguration with an art exhibit featuring the works of artists from Pennsylvania history and contemporary artists across the state. The museum also will feature a children’s program, which will allow youngsters to participate in making an inaugural quilt.

- MISCELLANY: Tickets to the evening celebration are $100 or $50 for students and seniors, and guests are advised to wear celebratory attire. Tickets aren’t required for the open house or the activities at the museum.

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