White House announces 140th annual Easter Egg Roll
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The White House is rolling out the details of this year’s Easter Egg Roll.

The 140th annual White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on April 2, first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump submits 2017 federal income tax returns Overnight Health Care — Presented by Purdue Pharma — Trump officials ratchet up fight over drug pricing | McConnell says Republicans could try again on ObamaCare repeal | Dems go on offense against GOP lawsuit Melania Trump meets with families affected by opioid withdrawal in newborns MORE’s press office announced on Tuesday.

An online lottery for free tickets to the springtime tradition for families with kids aged 13 and younger opens on the Recreation.gov website on Friday at noon and closes on Feb. 15.


President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Guardian slams Trump over comments about assault on reporter Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate Watchdog org: Tillerson used million in taxpayer funds to fly throughout US MORE and the first lady “are honored to continue the traditions of the past, while weaving new traditions into the fabric of our nation’s history,” the White House said in a news release, echoing the same sentiment from last year’s announcement.

There was some question last year whether the Trumps would continue with the egg roll on the South Lawn, a favorite event of the Obama White House that typically brings thousands of visitors to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

In remarks at the 2017 event, Trump credited his wife with organizing the festivities, saying, “She’s really worked hard on this. She has been working on this for a long time to make it perfect, and we wanted to keep it just right.”