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Easter Celebration

Date(s): April 16, 2011
Time(s): 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Location: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will hold our annual Easter Celebration at the museum from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Activities will include entertainment, games, face painting, an Easter egg hunt, egg roll, egg toss, complimentary refreshments and photos with the Easter Bunny (must have own camera).

The College Station Easter Egg Hunt has been a long standing tradition hosted by the 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 30th year. Thirteen 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 celebration after the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Specially designed wooden White House-style Easter Eggs are given to the children. There will be carnival games and activities, as well as face painting. Local merchants contribute prizes to give away, and a boy's and a girl's bicycle and helmet will be awarded in each of the three age categories, 3 and under, 4-5 and 6-7. Parents must register their children to win.

A kite-flying contest will begin at 11 a.m. in the field across from the Bush Library and Museum. Children and adults who want to participate must bring their own kite. Awards will be given for the most original home-made kite and the most artistic store-bought kite. Judges include Shel Winkley, KBTX morning meteorologist; Warren Finch, director of the Bush Library and Museum; and Chief Jeff Capps from the College Station Police Department.

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 available in the museum parking lot and Bush School lot (PA 111). Handicapped parking will be available in the museum parking lot.

Please join us for this celebration. For more information call (979) 691-4014 or http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/.


George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091