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How to Plan a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

How to Plan a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Step 1

Check with the project?s key participants before setting a date for the grand opening.

Step 2

Designate a master of ceremonies.

Step 3

Draw up a list of invitees.

Step 4

Compile a list of media organizations (newspapers, radio and television stations) that can publicize the event. Contact each group and fill out the necessary forms.

Step 5

Print posters or flyers and place them in prominent positions around town:in schools, grocery stores, post offices and other places with foot tra ic. Target the audience that will be using the new facility.

Step 6

Design an invitation, which should include the name of the event?date and time,location,and name of the ribbon cutter and any other distinguished guests. Also include R. S. V. P. information.

Step 7

Set up a program of thfe event schedule: welcome and introductions, speeches, ribbon-cutting, recognition of contributors and closing.

Step 8

Mail out the invitations and keep track of the RSVP replies.

Step 9

Buy or rent a very large pair of scissors, typically about 3 feet long. Party rental stores often carry them.

Step 10

Purchase an appropriate ribbon than one ribbon cutter, layer several scissors until all the ribbons are cut.
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