Easter egg hunt taking Tuckahoe family to White House

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The souvenir eggs used in this year’s egg roll come in four bright colors and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady. The souvenir eggs used in this year’s egg roll come in four bright colors and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady.

TUCKAHOE – A Tuckahoe family will head to the White House for its annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 21.

 

The Morales family plans to leave Easter Sunday for Washington, D.C. and take part in one of five Easter egg rolls at the White House. The event features the President and First Lady every year, along with some other celebrities.

“The kids are very excited,” said Cynthia Morales. “We’re hoping to see the President. He comes out during one of the five egg rolls.”

Last year, First Lady Michelle Obama held a relay race with kids. President Barack Obama read a story.

Morales said she and her family entered a lottery for the event in February. More than 30,000 people were picked, according to the White House website.

Morales is married to Arturo Morales. The couple has three sons – Alexander, 8, Manuel, 6, and Exavier, 4. She said the family plans on visiting national monuments while in D.C. and hopefully flying a kite at the Washington Monument.

“I’ve always wanted to go to the Easter Egg Roll since I was little,” Morales said. “Now I finally have a chance with my kids.”

This will be the 136th year that the White House has hosted its Easter Egg Roll. Guests will have a chance to participate in activities including games, stories, singing, dancing, and the traditional egg roll on the White House South Lawn.

This year's theme is "Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape," and encourages children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the First Lady's “Let's Move!” initiative, according to the website. In addition to the fun and games, the day's activities will help educate families on ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise choices into their daily routines.

The Easter Egg Roll tradition dates back to 1878. The wooden White House Easter egg first became part of the Easter Egg Roll tradition in 1981, when President Ronald Reagan hosted a hunt for wooden eggs that bore the signatures of actors, actresses, famous politicians, and athletes.

The souvenir eggs this year come in four bright colors and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady.

Morales said she hopes to get pictures of the First Family and is bringing The Gazette along for a picture in “Travels with The Gazette.”

 


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