Saturday is KIDS's day!
Children as young as three are invited to participate in an historic reenactment during the Hayes Presidential Centers 2013 Hayes Easter Egg Roll .
The event takes place 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, and re-creates a White House tradition begun by 19th President Rutherford B. Hayes. It was Hayes who, in 1878, opened the White House lawn for use by neighborhood children after Congress enacted a law forbidding youngsters from playing on the grounds of the Capitol.
The Hayes Easter Egg Roll is open to children ages 3-10. Admission is FREE thanks to sponsors Roots Poultry and Wellys Horseradish . Each participant is asked to bring three colored, hard-boiled eggs for use in the egg-rolling games (modeled after those enjoyed by children in the 19th Century). Prizes are awarded in four age groups. Participants also can enjoy an Easter parade led by none other than the Easter Bunny, story telling, face painting, corn-hole games, and an egg-decorating contest. The latter requires that children bring a fourth hard boiled and decorated egg. Judges award prizes in each age category.
In the event of inclement weather, the egg-rolling events will be canceled. However, other activities will be conducted indoors.