Annual Easter Celebration Turns 25
For Release: March 29, 2006College Station, TX - The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, in conjunction with the College Station Police Department, will hold their annual Easter Celebration at the Museum on Saturday April 8, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Activities will include entertainment, games, face painting, storytelling, an Easter egg hunt, egg roll, egg toss and refreshments.
The College Station Easter Egg hunt has been a long standing tradition hosted by the College Station Police Department. From humble beginnings in 1982 the Easter Celebration has evolved to the highly anticipated event of the spring and this year celebrates its 25th year. Eight years ago the museum began partnering with the police department and each year the event becomes increasingly popular with the local community, drawing larger and larger crowds. The Museum has added activities to the event in an attempt to model the event after the White House Easter Egg Roll.
Specially designed wooden White House style Easter Eggs are given to the children. There will be carnival style games and activities planned as well as face painting. Local merchants contribute prizes to give away and members of the College Station Police Department donated six bicycles and helmets that will be awarded to randomly selected winners in each of the three age categories. The College Station Fire Department will provide a puppet show for the children. Volunteers will give away snacks and Coca-Cola. All of the bikes and helmets given away at the event are anonymously donated by members of the College Station Police Department.
This year’s Easter Egg Roll is made possible through the generosity of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation; other sponsors include; Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, Compass Bank, First National Bank, Sterling Auto Group, Tom Light Chevrolet, Citibank, Bernand Kapella, Feathercrest Farms, Bryan Coca-Cola, and Ice House. Media partners are Clear Channel Radio, Equicomm radio, Bryan Broadcasting, KBTX and the Eagle.
Barbara Bush Drive will be closed to traffic before and during the event. Participants should access the museum via Research Drive, Discovery Drive or John Kimbrough Blvd. Parking will be in the grassy area of Research Park directly across from the museum complex, handicapped parking will be available in the Museum parking lot.
This year's event promises to be the best yet. Please join us for this celebration, and while you are here enjoy the exhibit "Trains: Tracks of the Iron Horse". Museum admission is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for senior citizens 62+ and groups of 20 or more with reservations. Children 6 and older are $2.00 TAMU and Blinn college students as well as children under 6 are free.