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Bonnie is right. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are used to mark the grand opening of an event, business or construction project. It celebrates the completion of the project rather than the start of it. The start of a construction project is often marked by a "ground-breaking" or "sod-turning" event as Bonnie describes.Post actions:
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