Jan 1, 2013 3:47 PM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden rang in the New Year shortly after midnight Monday and at the same time was officially sworn into office for his third term.
The Advocate reports that Holden plans a day of inaugural activities on Friday, all open to the public.
Rannah Gray, a spokeswoman for Holden, says the mayor will start at 8:30 a.m. Friday with an interfaith service at St. Joseph Cathedral.
At 10:30 a.m. Holden will be inaugurated at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts at 220 St. Louis St. where he will take the oath of office in a public ceremony.