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For Immediate Release
Office of the First Lady
February 26, 2004

White House to Hold Annual Easter Egg Roll

White House Curator Bill Allman Discusses History of the Egg Roll.

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Spring Event, which started in 1878, is one of the oldest White House Traditions

Washington, D.C. -- The annual White House Easter Egg Roll will be held Monday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the South Lawn of the White House.

The National Park Service will distribute free tickets on two dates for entry to the South Lawn. The majority of tickets will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, with the remaining tickets available beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 12. The tickets, which are timed for entrance, will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion (southwest corner of 15th and E Streets). A maximum of five tickets will be issued per person. Children of all ages are welcome to attend, as long as there is at least one child seven years old or under and no more than two adults per group. No tickets are necessary for access or events on the Ellipse.

For the most up-to-date information on the Easter Egg Roll and other public events at the White House, please call the Visitors Office at (202) 456-7041 or visit the web site at /easter/

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