Hey Good People!
How is everything going?
I must admit, I have had a great week. And it all started out at the White House! I had the honor and privilege to volunteer at the White House Easter Egg Roll. We worked really hard and it was truly worth it.
Initially, I was assigned to the Press Team, but when my shift started, the First Family had already made their appearance, so the press was pretty much gone. So I was promptly moved to the Jump Team. And let me tell you, that is exactly what we did! Wherever we were needed, we jumped to it. We looked for kids separated from parents to manning activities to being a human barricade during concert performances. However, my favorite assignment was detail to Malia and Sasha Obama. The First Daughters and their guests made an afternoon appearance to see Janelle Monae perform. Glad to see the First Daughters and I have some similar musical tastes. My group had to stand between the First Daughters and the crowd. I was right there with them! It was cool to see them laughing, having fun and enjoying Janelle Monae’s performance. If anything, it made me realize that they are just like the rest of us except that their father is the leader of the Free World. :-)
Next, the Jump Team followed the First Daughters and their friends to the obstacle course for some friendly competition. Again. It was nice to see how well-adjusted they are to people gawking at them. Malia was very friendly and gracious ny waving at attendees who said “hi” to her.
We also had an opportunity to see some celebrities– from Etan Thomas, Stephen A. Smith, Dougie Fresh, Forest Whitaker and The Harlem Globetrotters. Unfortunately I couldn’t take pictures while I was volunteering.
I met a lot of dedicated volunteers at the event. Some of them have volunteered for over 20 years! They talked about how this event means so much to attendees. People come from across the country to attend the White House Easter Egg Roll, and will remember this event for the rest of their lives. It also was interesting to find out that the Obama administration truly has opened this event to more people. At one point, the event was more exclusive for Congressional members, staff and friends. Now, the White House Easter Egg Roll hosts up to 3o,000 people starting at 7:30am and ending at 7:30PM. And there were several activities: an egg hunt, egg dying, arts and crafts, story time, cooking demonstrations, musical performances, yoga, and the egg roll. And the White House staff did a great job at hosting an amazing and memorable event. Shout out to our leader, Tess! I would encourage every parent to submit their name into the lottery to attend this event because it is truly worth it.
So from the Easter Egg Roll to Emancipation wDay weekend, there are so many great events going on just in time for a very warm weekend.
Also, be on the look out for the next ThatKellieGirl webisode! It’s guaranteed to get the body moving. Have fun and be safe out there.
Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl