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Shine to host inaugural ball

With a background in radio and a voice as smooth as polyester, he was the natural choice.

Allen County Republican Party Chairman Steve Shine will be the Master of Ceremonies for the Inaugural Ball Jan. 12 celebrating the inauguration of incoming Gov. Mike Pence.

The sold-out event is at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, and is expected to draw about 3,000 people.

Shine said he’s not certain what exactly his duties will be, but he was humbled and honored to be asked by Pence to take the position.

The ball is just one item on three days’ worth of activities culminating with the inauguration ceremony itself at the Statehouse on Jan. 14.