PHOTOS: 2023 White House Easter Egg Roll

The Easter Egg Roll made its annual return to the White House in D.C. Monday morning with thousands of people packing the South Lawn for the event.

This year, families were picked from a lottery to enjoy the ‘egg-ucation’ themed roll — which is inspired by first lady Jill Biden’s 30-year career as a teacher.

Among the attendees was Nicole Favuzza, as well as her husband and kids, who recently moved to Maryland from San Antonio, Texas, and are stationed as active duty in the U.S. Air Force at Fort Meade. Favuzza said she is “super thankful” to go to the event.

“They had a few tickets at our base and our command sergeant major passed them out and we jumped on the opportunity,” Favuzza told WTOP’s Luke Lukert. “It’s a great morning, it’s incredible. Kind of surreal to have the White House this up close and personal.”

Listen to WTOP's Luke Lukert talk with the Favuzza family about what they're excited for at the Easter Egg Roll.

See photos below.

Around 30,000 eggs have been shipped from the Braswell Family farm in North Carolina to the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll. The team there spent weeks hard boiling and dying them neon pink and royal blue before dropping them off.

The White House South Lawn had its traditional event of rolling eggs down the track with a wooden spoon but Monday also included more contemporary features like a school house with educational activities and special guests such as Sesame Street Elmo.

Jawanna Hardy, founder of the Guns Down Friday and violence intervention specialist at Children’s National, volunteered at the Easter Egg Roll and invited some families that were affected by violence in D.C.

“I’m super excited to see them here today to be a part of something that’s going on right in their community,” Hardy told WTOP. “So to be able to volunteer on this side versus the other side is just a beautiful thing.”

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