Today@10 am: White House Easter Egg Roll Online Lottery
- White House Easter Egg Roll Online Lottery Begins Today at 10 am-please share
If you have children, nieces/nephews, grandkids who are 13 years or younger:
Today at 10 am the online lottery for the White House Easter Roll begins...you must log and submit starting at 10 am. Tickets are sure to go fast! This is a great experience (I've accompanied nieces/nephews to this event). Please share! Go to:
THE 2012 WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL - APRIL 9, 2012
The White House Easter Egg Roll is a tradition that dates to 1878. Originally, young children in Washington, D.C. would flock to Capitol Hill every Monday after Easter for egg rolling and a day of activities. Members of Congress grew tired of the growing crowds and passed an Act of Congress which prohibited egg rolling on the Capitol grounds. The event was moved to the White House in 1878 after President Hayes was approached by young children to use his backyard to roll eggs. Nearly every Easter since, the White House has invited young children to roll eggs on the White House lawn.
Today, the Easter Egg Roll has grown from a few local children rolling eggs on the White House Lawn to become the largest event held at the White House, filled with live entertainment, sports and interactive cooking demos. And, of course, the traditional rolling of the Easter eggs. The Easter Egg Roll promotes healthy and active living and is designed for children 13 years of age and under. The 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 9. As in past years, an online lottery will be conducted to choose the lucky winners of tickets. Signing up for the lottery is free of charge. Tickets for winners are free of charge.--February 2012: http://africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." ~Kahlil Gibran~