Press Release - First Lady Melania Trump Announces 2018 White House Easter Egg Roll
First Lady Melania Trump is happy to announce initial details for the 140th White House Easter Egg Roll. The Easter Egg Roll will take place Monday, April 2, 2018, on the South Lawn of the White House. Families with children 13 years old and younger are invited to join the President, First Lady, White House staff, and their families for a day of festivities.
The White House Easter Egg Roll is a timeless White House tradition, dating back to 1878 during the Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes. The President and First Lady are honored to continue the traditions of the past, while weaving new traditions into the fabric of our Nation's history. For more information regarding the 2018 White House Easter Egg Roll, visit www.whitehouse.gov/easter-egg-roll.
ONLINE TICKET LOTTERY
White House Easter Egg Roll tickets are free to the public and can be requested through an online lottery opening this Friday, February 9, 2018, at 12:00 PM ET, and closing on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 12:00 PM ET. Entering the lottery is free of charge, and winners will be notified via email no later than Monday, March 5, 2018. Tickets are not for sale or resale. Those interested in attending can enter the lottery here.
As in past years, the White House will select volunteers for the Egg Roll through an online application. People can submit their names here. The deadline for applying is February 23, 2018, at 12:00 PM ET.
This year's official White House Easter Egg Roll commemorative eggs will be available to the general public. More information will be available soon by visiting the lottery's website.
Melania Trump, Press Release - First Lady Melania Trump Announces 2018 White House Easter Egg Roll Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/348638