The White House
President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the First Lady
April 17, 2006

Mrs. Bush's Remarks at the White House Easter Egg Roll
The South Lawn


9:12 A.M. EDT

MRS. BUSH: Hello, everyone. Welcome to this happiest of traditions at the White House. I'm so thrilled you all are here. In Washington, we know that spring has arrived when the White House lawn is filled with children for the Easter Egg Hunt. I want to thank all of the children here today who brought their parents with them. Thank you for bringing adults. Have a wonderful time today. And thank you for bringing so much joy to the White House grounds. We hope all of you have a great time.

I also want to thank our special guests today, all of the entertainers that you'll be seeing all afternoon, the readers, the famous athletes, the magicians -- everyone who's coming to entertain you today. I want to thank them.

And then I especially want to thank the volunteers. There are a lot of young volunteers here who are spending their time and their talents to help their fellow citizens. You represent the very best of America. And thank you for representing all of your friends, all of the other volunteers that serve across our great country today at the White House Easter Egg Roll.

The President and I wish everyone very good luck on the egg roll. I know you want to get started, so here comes the President to blow the whistle to get the eggs rolling.

Happy Easter, everyone. And welcome to the White House. (Applause.)

END 9:14 A.M. EDT

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