Hayes Presidential’s annual Easter Egg Roll set for April 3

Press Staff Writer

        Kids are invited to an afternoon of fun on Saturday, April 3, at the annual Hayes Easter Egg Roll – a celebration in the tradition of the White House Easter Egg Roll that Rutherford B. Hayes started when he was president.
        This annual Easter celebration will look a little different this year, with additional safety protocols in place 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 www.rbhayes.org/news/2021/02/05/general/kids-can-enjoy-games-see-easter-.... All attendees over the age of 3 must reserve a free ticket in order for Hayes Presidential to limit crowd size.
        Sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m.-noon; 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 2-3 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. They can also bring a pre-decorated egg to enter in the decorated egg contest.
        The Easter Bunny will make an appearance and will be available to take photos with kids. Activity stations will be set up on the grounds. Activities, which will be spaced at least 8 feet apart on the lawn, will include a scavenger hunt, story reading, a craft and corn hole toss.
        Attendees must wear face-coverings (unless they have an accepted exemption to the state of Ohio’s mask mandate) 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.
        In the event of inclement weather, the event will be canceled. Although Hayes Presidential has moved it inside during bad weather in past years, it cannot do that this year and maintain necessary physical distancing.
        The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.
        For information, call 419-332-2081, visit rbhayes.org, like HPLM on Facebook at @rbhayespres and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @rbhayespres.


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