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On Monday, April 9, 2007, Mrs. Bush hosted the annual White House Easter Egg Roll from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the South Lawn of the White House. Activities on the Ellipse began at 7:30 a.m. with food and entertainment. Children age seven and under participated in the egg roll on the South Lawn. This year's event featured live entertainment from Sesame Street, Miley Cyrus who stars in the hit series Hannah Montana, and several other stage performances. Families also enjoyed animal introductions from Peter Gros from Mutual of Omahas Wild Kingdom.
Special guest readers included NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne, childrens book authors Michelle Knudsen and Mary Pope Osborne, author and illustrator David Wiesner, Olympic medalist Kerri Strug and actor Stephen Baldwin. Shrek, Bugs Bunny, Charlie Brown, Clifford the Big Red Dog, the Official White House Easter Bunnies and many other strolling characters also entertained children on the South Lawn.
Laura and I send greetings to all those celebrating the glorious Easter holiday. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important event of the Christian faith. Easter morning holds wonder and promise, and it is a chance for people everywhere to gather with family and friends to celebrate the power of love conquering death. In this season of renewal, we can rejoice in Christ's rising, draw strength and inspiration from His example, and remember that in the end, even death itself will be defeated.
Read the 2007 Message...
The 2007 Easter Egg Collection continues the tradition that began in 1994 where each state sends a decorated egg to the White House for display. Artists from across the United States created the decorated eggs, which represent each state and the District of Columbia. Each year the artists vote amongst themselves to select the artist to create the following year's commemorative egg which is presented to the President and First Lady. The collection is coordinated by the American Egg Board. Learn More...
April 7, 2007
Easter Dinner Menu
April 6, 2007
Presidential Message: Easter 2007
April 4, 2007
The White House Easter Egg Roll 2007 Entertainment
We have prepared a few Easter games, activities, puzzles and much more!
Easter Egg Hunt (pdf)
Easter Activity Book (pdf)
Easter Basket (pdf)