President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama announced that–just like every year–the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on the Monday after Easter. The thousands of guests from across the US who will fill the South Lawn on April 9th will be treated to live musical performances, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, the traditional Easter egg rolling. The event, as it was in 2010 and 2011, will be pegged to the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign, and the activities will encourage children “to lead healthy and active lives,” the White House said. The annual eggstravaganza has been a tradition since 1878. Last year’s Roll was the largest in White House history, with about 30,000 guests. (Above: The President kicks off an egg rolling race as Mrs. Obama looks on).
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RSVP here for a Facebook Townhall Meeting with the President, to be held on Wednesday, April 20. The meeting starts at 4:45 EDT, 1:45 PDT.
If you’ve never explored the White House Facebook page, it’s awesome! The pictures are great, and the fact that anyone can post on their wall is amazing!