Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2010 / 00:49 am
The White House has announced it has reserved 3,000 free tickets for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll for Washington, D.C.-area public and charter school students, but some parents of private or parochial schoolchildren are questioning why their children were not eligible for the reserved tickets.
The annual Easter Egg Roll will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Monday, April 5 on the South Lawn of the White House. The South Lawn will be opened to children ages 12 and under along with their families to enjoy the egg roll as well as sports, cooking classes, live musical performances, and storytelling.
According to the White House, the event’s theme is “Ready, Set, Go!” It is tied to First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative targeting childhood obesity.
The 3,000 reserved tickets for the event will be distributed to students at 11 D.C. public schools and several schools in Virginia and Maryland, CNSNews.com reports. Children of other schools may attend the event only if they have registered for the online lottery system through which another 27,000 free tickets will be distributed.