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White House Introduces Line-Up for Easter Egg Roll

Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 04:22 PM

By Todd Beamon

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The White House Easter Egg Roll is a go for Monday.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding whether the time-honored event would be canceled because of sequestration budget cuts, the White House said that Robby Novak — “Kid President” — would be the special guest for the 135th roll.

As many as 30,000 people are expected to join President Barack Obama and the first family for the traditional egg hunt on the White House lawn — and other guests include Bugs Bunny, Dora the Explorer, the Cat in the Hat, Snoopy, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Spongebob Squarepants, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and Scooby Doo.

The event is also expected to feature stories and games. The theme is “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!”

This year’s egg roll was in jeopardy after the White House cancelled public tours because of the $85 million in cross-government budget cuts that took effect on March 1.

But earlier this month, the Obama administration sent invitations to politically-connected families that included a memo suggesting that the egg roll might not occur because of the fiscal constraints.

“By using these tickets, guests are acknowledging that this event is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty surrounding the Executive Office of the President and other federal agencies,” the White House said in the memo. “If cancelled, the event will not be re-scheduled. We will notify you if there are any modifications to this event.”

The suggestion sparked outrage among Capitol Hill Republicans.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said last week that he had “every expectation” that the egg roll would go on Monday as planned.

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