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Alabama State Games Opening Ceremony
Toneshia Watkins

The Alabama State Games Opening Ceremony will take place at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, Friday, June 12. In a news conference today, The Alabama Sports Festival Foundation unveiled plans for the ceremony. This is the first time that the opening ceremony for the State Games has been held outside since the 1980's. In addition to the lighting of the torch and fireworks, it will also include several music acts, including the International Voices of Lee, an a-capella group from Lee University, Gary-Elvis Britt, a former Alabama football player and award winning Elvis tribute artist. The 98th Army Silver Wings Band from Ft. Rucker will also perform. June 12th has also been named "Thank You for your Service day" in Alabama. As a result, all military, past and present, as well as their families will be honored during the opening ceremony.

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