President Obama encourages a young participant at the start of last year's White House Easter Egg Roll. By Alex Wong, Getty
White House has just announced the date for this year's Easter Egg Roll.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama made the announcement themselves, via e-mail at least. The annual event will be held on Monday, April 5, with the theme
"Ready, Set, Go!" promoting health and wellness. No surprise there -- as Oval colleagues Mimi Hall and Nanci Hellmich have reported, the first lady has made childhood obesity her new cause.
The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. All of the activities will encourage children to lead healthy and active lives and follow the First Lady's 'Let's Move!' initiative, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity. The White House will open its South Lawn for children aged 12 years and younger and their families.
(Posted by Richard Wolf) - USA Today