Obamas host Easter Egg Roll under sunny skies
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - April 22, 2014 - 4:09am

WASHINGTON — First Lady Michelle Obama applied a healthy-eating theme to this year's Easter Egg Roll, as she and President Barack Obama lead the annual festivities yesterday on the South Lawn of the White House.

Under sunny skies with mere wisps of clouds overhead, the first lady said the emphasis of the 136th Easter Egg Roll would be keeping young people active and healthy. She spoke from the White House's Truman Balcony, flanked by the president and an Easter bunny.

Moments later, the president read Maurice Sendak's children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are" to a group of youngsters, growling and gnashing his teeth and at one point challenging them to a staring contest.

The White House was expecting 30,000 to take turns participating in the event on the South Lawn.

The president and his family celebrated Easter with a visit to a church a few miles from the White House. The Obamas received a standing ovation during the welcome, with dozens of worshippers gathering around to shake the Obamas' hands and take pictures.

EASTER EASTER EGG ROLL FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA MAURICE SENDAK OBAMAS PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SOUTH LAWN SOUTH LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE TRUMAN BALCONY WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE WHITE HOUSE
  • Latest
  • Trending
Latest
Recommended
Are you sure you want to log out?
X
Login

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

SIGN IN
or sign in with