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Thursday
Mar012012

First Dog Bo Invites You to White House Easter Egg Roll

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy(WASHINGTON) -- A bunny ears-clad Bo helped President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama announce Thursday that tickets to this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll are up for grabs.

Egg-rolling hopefuls can register for tickets through the White House’s online lottery from 10 a.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Monday.

The 134th edition of the event will take place on the South Lawn of the White House Monday, April 9.  This year’s theme is “Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move” in honor of the first lady’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to combat childhood obesity.

More than 200,000 people applied last year, but only 30,000 were awarded tickets to join the first family in the Easter tradition that dates back to 1878.

More than 35,000 people are expected to attend the egg roll this year, according to the White House.

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Wednesday
Nov302011

Christmas At The White House: ‘Where’s Bo?’

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- While the official theme of this year’s White House Christmas is “Shine, Give, Share,” the real star of the Obama’s third holiday season at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is first dog Bo.

“It’s sort of a ‘where’s Bo?’” first lady Michelle Obama explained at a White House holiday event with military families Wednesday. “You’ve got to find the Bo in every room, because he’s hidden everywhere.”

The famous Portuguese water dog is depicted in 1,911 pieces of licorice, in pom-poms and even in trash bags (6,850 feet worth, to be exact). There’s a four-and-a-half foot tall Bo made from felt. Another, just nine-and-a-half inches tall, is made of 318 buttons.

“Trust me, our dog has been a little confused walking around the house for the last couple of weeks, seeing himself in gigantic form,” the first lady said.

Then there’s the real Bo, who met with military kids at the White House Wednesday. The dog made a surprise appearance as the children were decorating ornaments and cookies in Bo’s likeness with the first lady. Needless to say, he was a big hit. While Bo did try to sneak a cookie at one point, he generally behaved himself and let the children pet and adore him.

Created with the help of 136 volunteers, this year’s winter wonderland includes four hundred pounds of gingerbread, 37 trees and, of course, the five topiaries of Bo.

The official “Shine, Give, Share” theme is intended to highlight the nation’s troops and celebrate the “countless ways we can lift up those around us, put our best self forward in the spirit of the season… and share our blessings with all,” according to the White House.

Tributes to America’s service members can be found throughout the White House. There’s a special Christmas tree to honor the nation’s Gold Star families, decorated with the names of loved ones lost while serving. Another tree in the Blue Room has been decorated with letters from the country’s military children.

As the 85,000 visitors expected this holiday season enter the White House, they will also have the opportunity to send handwritten notes to troops stationed around the world.

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