'Hop into Healthy,' Get your tickets for the White House Easter Egg Roll

McClatchy Washington BureauMarch 7, 2014 

The First Family will host the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 21. This year’s theme is “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape,” and more than 30,000 people are expected to attend

WHITE HOUSE

Free tickets for the the White House annual Easter extravaganza are up for grabs today as the White House announced the theme for this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll: “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.”

The April 21st event on the South Lawn will be open to children ages 13 years and younger and their families and will feature sports courts, cooking stations, and, of course, Easter egg rolling in addition to live music and storytelling.

The ticket lottery opened today at 10:00 a.m. EST and closes on Monday, March 10, at 10:00 a.m. To enter the lottery, go to recreation.gov. Tickets are free of charge and cannot be sold.

The lottery results will be posted online at recreation.gov, and all lottery participants will be notified via email of the results by Friday, March 14th.

The egg roll is the 136th annual and the White House says it expects more than 30,000 people to assemble on the South Lawn.

This year’s souvenir eggs come in four bold colors – green, blue, orange, pink – and include the stamped signatures of the President and first lady. A commemorative purple “Bo and Sunny” egg is included only in the 2014 5-pack Collector’s Egg Set. To place commemorative egg orders, visit recreation.gov, and follow the link to the online Easter egg store.

The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, produces and sells the White House Easter egg. An egg is given as a souvenir to all children 13 years and younger who attend the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, which is part of the National Park System.

The White House also invites all elementary and middle school students to submit poster designs for the 2014 Easter Egg Roll. Designs should reflect this year’s theme, “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.” The First Lady will select the winning design, which will be used as part of the White House 2014 Easter Egg Roll program. The deadline for poster submissions is March 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM EDT. Submissions can be uploaded here.

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