WASHINGTON – Today, the White House is celebrating the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll at President’s Park on the South Lawn of the White House.
Dating back to 1878 and the presidency of President Rutherford B. Hayes, the White House Easter Egg Roll is a timeless White House tradition. The event will feature games, storytelling, entertainment, and egg rolling.
The National Park Foundation would like to thank the following partners for supporting this year’s event: Aflac, American Egg Board, AT&T, Chevron, Comcast, D.C. United, Hallmark Channel, Jelly Belly, K’NEX, MARS, Inc., Microsoft, Peeps, Signature Brands, LLC - PAAS®Easter Egg Color Kits & Cake Mate, Dessert Decorating Products, The Coca-Cola Company, The Mascot Organization, The Walt Disney Company, Tyson Foods, United States Tennis Association, Virginia Egg Council, and W Washington D.C. And a very special thank you to all of the costume character brands, staff, and volunteers that have dedicated their efforts to making the 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll a success.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. In 2016, commemorating the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Foundation launched The Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks, a comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the future of these national treasures for the next hundred years. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.