The White House opened the Easter Egg Roll Lottery, started by President Hayes in 1878, on March 1 to the public. Entry into the lottery, drawn at random to pick the winners is free. If chosen, the tickets will be also be free. Anybody wishing to enter for their chance to make it to the White House has until 10am EST March 5, when the lottery will close. This event is open to children 13 years-old and under and their families. If selected, the lucky families will spend time on the South Lawn with the First Family and other special guests on April 9, 2012!
Families chosen will spend their time on the South Lawn hearing stories, playing games, dancing and participating in the easter egg roll. Cooking demonstrations will also be shown to educate families on how to eat and live healthy. This year’s musical entertainment will be the Bay City Rollers. Other special celebrity guests, which have yet to be announced, will also be making appearances! Some celebrities that joined in the activities at last year’s Easter Egg Roll were Willow Smith, Kelly Ripa and Geena Davis, to name a few!
The lottery is open to families across the United States. Can’t make it but still want to be part of the festivities? NO PROBLEM! Elementary and middle school students have a chance to submit their poster designs for this year’s Easter Egg Roll! The winning poster will be selected by First Lady, Michelle Obama. Here is more information on how to submit your poster…Good Luck!