By Harley Long Posted April 12, 2012
According to a recent press release, this will be the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll with more than 30,000 people visiting the South Lawn for games, stories, and, of course, the traditional egg roll.
Beginning today and continuing throughout the week, the White House will be announcing this year’s 2012 Easter Egg Roll talent.
The release said,” The Easter Egg Roll takes place annually on the South Lawn of the White House, and is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme, “Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move!” All of the activities, including sports courts, dancing and cooking encourage children to lead healthy and active lives, which is a central part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, a national campaign to solve the problem of childhood obesity.”
Souvenir White House Easter eggs first became an annual keepsake in 1981, when President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan hosted a hunt for wooden eggs that bore the signatures of famous people. The tradition continues this year with the addition of an official First Dog “Bo” egg.