Kids are invited to an afternoon of fun on Saturday, April 3, at the annual Hayes Easter Egg Roll, which replicates the White House Easter Egg Roll that Rutherford B. Hayes started when he was president.
This Easter tradition will look a little different this year with additional safety protocols and some traditional and modified activities to keep participants safe during the pandemic. Three one-hour sessions of activities will be offered on the Hayes Home lawn for kids ages 3 to 10.
The event is free, but tickets are required and can be reserved at rbhayes.org. All attendees over the age of 3 must reserve a free ticket in order for Hayes Presidential to limit crowd size.
Sessions are: 11 a.m. to noon; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; and 2 to 3 p.m.
Kids are asked to bring three hard-boiled, colored eggs to use in the traditional egg games, which will take place on the Hayes Home lawn. These are the same games played at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Kids ages 3 to 10 can bring a pre-decorated egg to enter in the decorated egg contest.
The Easter Bunny will make an appearance and be available to take photos with kids. Activity stations will be set up on the grounds and distanced at least 8 feet apart. Activities include a scavenger hunt, story reading, a craft and corn hole toss.
Attendees must wear face-coverings and keep at least 6 feet of distance between their household group and other visitors. In between sessions, Hayes Presidential staff and volunteers will wipe down surfaces and allow the lawn to be cleared before the next group arrives.
The egg roll is sponsored by Roots Poultry and Welly’s Horseradish. Additional funding by Fremont ACE Hardware.