Continuing a tradition that dates back well over a century, on Monday, April 5, the White House South Lawn will host this year’s annual Easter Egg Roll. The theme this year is tied in to First Lady Obama’s campaign to fight childhood obesity, the “Let’s Move” initiative.
In addition to the main egg-rolling attraction, the White House Easter Egg Roll offers cooking stations, musical performances, sports courts, and storytelling to its participants. And, of course, there’s the rare and exciting opportunity to see the President and First Lady up close and personal.
Earlier this month, families with children ages 12 and under applied for the coveted free tickets to the event, using an online lottery system. The lottery is now closed, but those who weren’t able to score the golden tickets can log on to the official White House Easter Egg Roll website (http://www.whitehouse.gov/easterEggRoll) to “join in” interactively on the day of the event.
If you don’t have the opportunity to be there in person or online, you can always buy the proverbial “t-shirt”: your very own souvenir wooden White House Egg, available for sale on the National Park Foundation website (http://www.nationalparks.org/about/store/products/).