[LBJ Library photo by Lauren Gerson]

LBJ Future Forum Hosts Inaugural Easter Egg Roll at LBJ Presidential Library

Apr 19, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY / PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Event: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Media Welcome: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Anne Wheeler, awheeler@lbjfoundation.org, 512-731-2351

LBJ Future Forum Hosts Inaugural Easter Egg Roll at LBJ Presidential Library
Organization teams with Partnerships for Children to offer Easter Egg Roll and Hunt

AUSTIN, Tex. ¬¬– The LBJ Future Forum is excited to announce it is partnering with Partnerships for Children (PFC) on its inaugural Easter Egg Roll and Hunt on the LBJ Presidential Library Lawn, on Saturday, April 19, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

PFC provides critical resources to abused and neglected children in Central Texas who are in the care of Child Protective Services.  PFC, in addition to services like the Rainbow Room and the Heart Gallery, offers children the opportunity to experience the joy and thrill of holiday events.

The Easter Egg Roll is inspired by the White House Easter Egg Roll, an annual family event to hunt for and race Easter Eggs on the White House South Lawn. The holiday tradition has a long history dating back to 1878 when President Rutherford B. Hayes officially opened the White House grounds to local children for egg rolling on Easter Monday. Successive Presidents have continued the tradition of inviting children to the White House Lawn for egg rolling and other activities and entertainment.

WHO:  LBJ Future Forum and Partnerships for Children

WHAT: The inaugural Future Forum Easter Egg Roll on the LBJ Presidential Library Lawn. The event is inspired by the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll. The Future Forum is partnering with Partnerships for Children to provide a fun holiday event for Central Texas children in the care of Child Protective Services.

WHEN:  Saturday, April 19, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- 10:15 a.m. Easter Egg Roll begins
- 10:40 a.m. Easter Bunny arrives
- 10:55 a.m. Remarks by Catherine Robb, granddaughter of LBJ and Founder and Honorary Chair of the Future Forum, and Kori Gough, Executive Director of Partnerships for Children
- 11:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt begins
- 11:10 a.m. Live music by Joe McDermott

WHERE: LBJ Presidential Library, Library Lawn
                2313 Red River Street
                 Austin, TX 78705

VISUALS: Children participating in egg roll on the LBJ Library lawn (Advisory:  Photos/video of the PFC children’s faces may not be taken due to privacy rules); Children participating in an Easter egg hunt; Remarks by Catherine Robb, granddaughter of LBJ and Founder and Honorary Chair of the Future Forum; Remarks by Kori Gough, Executive Director of Partnerships for Children; Children decorating eggs; Live music by Joe McDermott; Easter Bunny; Face-painting and other kid-friendly activities.

The event is also sponsored by H-E-B and The University of Texas Facility Services. More information on the Future Forum Easter Egg Roll can be found here.

About the Future Forum
The LBJ Presidential Library was established to tell the story of Lyndon Baines Johnson's time and to serve as a center of discussion for building a better future. The Future Forum is a vibrant and energetic public policy discussion forum that provides thought leadership through compelling programs and activities, inspiring the doers of today and the builders of tomorrow. The Future Forum is known and recognized for its programs and leadership.

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