White House Easter Egg Roll

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White House's Easter Egg Roll Got Off to a Bit of a Slow Roll

Weather delayed the event, but about 40K people were expected

(Newser) - Thunder and lightning delayed the start of the Easter egg roll at the White House for 90 minutes on Monday, but the event eventually kicked off under gray skies and intermittent rain. More than 40,000 people—10,000 more than last year—were expected to participate in the event,...

'Anything's Possible,' Biden Says at Easter Egg Roll

President says he wants to take part in event 'maybe 5' more times

(Newser) - Not even the annual White House Easter Egg Roll is safe from presidential politics. President Biden, the host of Monday's festivities on the South Lawn, said he plans to participate in "at least three or four more Easter egg rolls, maybe five." Biden was alluding to his...

PETA Wants White House to Change Easter Egg Roll

Group asks Jill Biden to consider substitution

(Newser) - With the White House Easter Egg Roll just a few weeks away, PETA has asked Jill Biden to consider making a big change to the annual event. In a letter released Monday, the animal rights organization urged the first lady to end the use of chicken eggs and switch to...

Despite Rain, White House Easter Egg Roll Returns

This is the first time it's been held since 2019

(Newser) - Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon roamed the soggy White House grounds on Monday for the first Easter egg roll since before the pandemic. Undaunted by rain, President Biden and his wife, Jill, kicked off the equivalent of a daylong garden party for some 30,000 kids...

Trump Thanks Melania for 'Perfect' White House Easter Egg Roll

21K attended Monday event

(Newser) - Opening his first White House Easter Egg Roll, President Donald Trump extolled the strength of America as thousands of kids, and some adults, reveled in the time-honored tradition of rolling hard-boiled eggs across the manicured lawn in his back yard. "This is the 139th Easter Egg Roll. Think of...

30K Flock to White House Egg Roll

Event features celebrities, corporate sponsors

(Newser) - The Obamas welcomed thousands of people to the South Lawn today for the White House's annual Easter egg roll, standing alongside the Easter Bunny and such less-heralded mascots as Colby Carrot and Eric Eggplant, USA Today reports. Messrs. Carrot and Eggplant, of course, were there to help in Michelle...

30K Throng White House Easter Egg Roll

Annual event takes cue from Let's Move initiative this year

(Newser) - In an annual family-friendly rite of spring, President Barack Obama and wife Michelle kicked off the White House Easter Egg Roll today, joining tens of thousands of youngsters and their parents in a day of racing, reading, sports, and crafts on a breezy, sun-splashed South Lawn. "We are so...

Stars Rock Obama Easter Egg Roll

'Ready, Set, Go!' theme includes bunny in sweats, Justin Bieber?

(Newser) - The White House hosts its annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn today, staying admirably on-message with an anti-obesity/exercise-themed event. “Ready, Set Go!” is the slogan, helped along by sports activities, but much of the kids' attention will likely go to performances by Sara Bareilles, Justin Bieber,...

White House Easter Egg Roll Books Cast of Glee

Fox dramedy has fans in the residence: Malia, Sasha—and Michelle

(Newser) - The cast of Glee will perform at the White House Easter Egg Roll with at least three big fans in the audience—Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Obama. The dramedy-musical set in the world of cutthroat high school extracurriculars airs on Fox, but not the part of the conglomerate that trades...

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