WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Egg Board (AEB) announced today that it will contribute to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to support the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll at President's Park on the South Lawn of the White House.
Honoring the final Easter Egg Roll of the Obama Administration, this year's theme is "Let's Celebrate." The event will feature live music, sport courts, cooking stations, storytelling, Easter egg rolling, and the first-ever White House Fun Run.
In addition, the official White House Easter Eggs, sold by the National Park Foundation to support the annual event which takes place at one of more than 400 national parks across the country, are available at easter.nationalparks.org.
AEB continues its almost four decades of support with the 39th Commemorative Egg presentation to First Lady Michelle Obama on behalf of America's egg farmers, by AEB Chairman Blair Van Zetten, Oskaloosa Foods, Oskaloosa, Ia., and AEB President & CEO Anne Alonzo. AEB will also donate more than 30,000 hard-boiled eggs and engage the South Lawn's attendees through the Egg's Journey from Farm to Table exhibit.
This exhibit highlights modern egg farming in a fun, whimsical way. Attendees will have the opportunity to take pictures with the Hollywood Hens, realistic imitation hens, and in photo cut outs that showcase how eggs move from today's farms to our plates. Farmers will also be on-site to answer any questions. AEB also provides the volunteers' hats and aprons with the official White House Easter Egg Roll logo, as well as incredible giveaways.
The White House Easter Egg Roll is a great example of the countless ways there are to #FindYourPark and encourage every kid to experience the great outdoors. Launched in March 2015, Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with, celebrate, and support America's national parks and community-based programs. Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service's next 100 years, #FindYourPark complements the President's Every Kid in a Park initiative and encourages people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation's natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN EGG BOARD
Through AEB, U.S. egg producers come together, in accordance with statutory authority, to establish, finance and execute coordinated programs, on research, education and promotion—all geared to drive demand for eggs and egg products. The Board consists of 18 members and 18 alternates from all regions of the country, nominated by the egg industry, and appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. AEB and all program activities are funded by U.S. egg producers, subject to USDA approval. AEB is located in Park Ridge, Ill. Visit www.IncredibleEgg.org for more information.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America's national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.
SOURCE American Egg Board