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The FIRST LADY'S OFFICE and the WHITE HOUSE VISITOR'S OFFICE dished the details on the 2013 EGG ROLL today.
From the official release:
Washington, D.C. – Today, the President and First Lady announced the theme for this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll: “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!” The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. The activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative. The White House will open its South Lawn for children ages 13 years and younger and their families.
The ticket lottery opens today, Thursday, February 21st, at 10:00 AM EST and will close on Monday, February 25th, at 10:00 AM EST. To enter the lottery, please go to www.recreation.gov. Tickets are free of charge and cannot be sold.
The lottery results will be posted online at www.recreation.gov, and all lottery participants will be notified via email of the results on Friday, March 1st.
This year’s souvenir eggs come in four bold colors – purple, blue, yellow, pink – and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady. A commemorative teal “Bo” egg featuring the First Dog’s paw print is included only in the 2013 5-pack Collector’s Egg Set.
To place your commemorative egg order, please visit www.recreation.gov, and follow the link to the online Easter egg store.
The National Park Foundation (NPF), 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 2013 Easter Egg Roll. Designs should reflect this year’s theme, “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!” The First Lady will select the winning design, which will be used as part of the White House 2013 Easter Egg Roll program.
The deadline for submissions is March 5th, 2013 at 10:00 AM EST. Submissions should be uploaded to http://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/2013-easter-egg-roll-poster-contest, relate to this year’s theme, “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!” and may not exceed two megabytes (high-quality scans measuring either 8.5x11” at 600 dpi or 20x16” at 300 dpi must be available upon request). Please note submissions may be made public during the selection process. For full details on souvenir eggs, submitting artwork, and the event, please visit www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll.