Jill Biden Wants the White House Annual Easter Egg Roll More than hauling hard-boiled eggs across the lawn to the finish line.
A teacher for 30 years, the First Lady is once again turning the annual tradition into an “EGGucational” experience Various stations on the South Lawn and Ellipse will help teach thousands of children about farming, healthy eating, exercise and more, the White House announced Thursday. There will also be several costumed characters.
In a nod to Biden’s “EGGucation” theme, NASA sent a souvenir wooden White House Easter egg to the International Space Station for astronauts to teach students about gravity.
About 30,000 people, mostly children, are expected to attend the festivities between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, the White House said.
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Participants include military and veteran families, caregivers and survivors, including the USS Delaware and USS Gabrielle Giffords. Both Navy ships are sponsored by the First Lady. Tickets are distributed to general public through online lottery.
Monday’s egg roll will be hosted by President Joe Biden and the second by the first lady. The event was not held in 2021, Mr. Biden’s first year in office, because
The American Egg Board is continuing its longtime sponsorship this year by donating nearly 30,000 hand-dyed eggs to a farm in North Carolina, said board president and CEO Emily Metz.
Inflation, bird flu outbreaks, and the holiday baking season increase demand for eggs Send egg prices sky high Last year. Metz said the 30,000 egg donations are a fraction of the 100 billion eggs produced and consumed annually in the United States.
“It’s a really important, time-honored tradition for our farmers to participate,” he said in an interview. The White House Easter Egg Roll dates back to 1878.
The Egg Board is donating more than 5 million eggs to food banks nationwide in the weeks leading up to Passover and Easter to help with holiday meals, Metz said.
And for the first time this year, the hard-boiled eggs used for Monday’s traditional egg rolls and egg hunts will later be composted and used to fertilize gardens and parklands throughout the Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, Metz said.
Various cartoon characters, children’s book authors, celebrities and athletes, former Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes and actress Haley Bailey, who played “Ariel” in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” and others will roam the White House grounds during the event.