Favorite White House tradition rolls on

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- A little rain didn’t stop the White House from hosting the biggest event of the year. President Trump and his family put their stamp on the Easter Egg Roll. Thousands of people from across the country celebrated on the South Lawn Monday.

“We’re doing the egg roll hanging out and having a good time,” said participant Cullen Gullott.

The president signed cards for our troops and the first lady read to a group of children.

“I got to do the egg hunt, and I found the golden egg!" said Connor Clinkscale.

Families attended dressed in their Easter best, and for some that even meant bunny ears.

“It’s so awesome to be here. Just having an opportunity to participate in these festivities is really great,” said father Randy Clinkscale.

An estimated 21-thousand people participated in the event.

Members of Congress invite guests and there are tickets given out to schools, children’s hospitals, and military families.

The children receive wooden eggs inscribed with signatures of the president and first lady. The eggs were made by Maine-based manufacturer Wells Wood Turning.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer attended the egg roll with his family. During the Bush administration he wore the Easter bunny costume at the egg roll.

“It’s definitely a better look with just an Easter Bunny tie so it’s an honor to have this position. This is a time-honored tradition. This is the 139th Easter egg roll,” said Spicer.

The Easter Egg Roll dates back to 1878 and the presidency of President Rutherford B. Hayes.

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