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White House rolls out the Easter eggs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVR) – The First Family will host the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday April 9, 2012.

The event Monday is the largest for the public on White House grounds. More than 35,000 people are expected to attend the 134th annual traditional egg roll, which takes place on the South Lawn. Along with the traditional egg roll, there will be storytelling, games, and music.

The Easter egg roll is an American tradition started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878.

This year’s theme “Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move,” encourages physical activity, keeping with First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative against childhood obesity, Let’s Move! In addition to all the fun and games, the day’s activities — which will include sports courts and cooking demonstrations — will help educate families on smart ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise choices into their daily routines. Ticket holders are encouraged to read the security information and the list of prohibited material before their arrival.