Want Two Free Inauguration Tix?

PIC offers essay-writing contest to score inauguration spots
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2009 3:53 PM CST
Arthur Colbert, 70, who has worked on inaugural floats since 1969, adds details to a horse that will be part of a float for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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(Newser) – Curious to check out this “historic inauguration” thing everyone’s talking about? The Presidential Inaugural Committee is giving away 10 tickets—plus an equal number for guests—to the winners of an essay contest on what Barack Obama’s swearing-in means to them, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The committee is also encouraging small donations in an effort to rid the inauguration of corporate and lobbyist sponsorships. For entry forms, click on the link.