Several Zimbabwean families joined the Obamas on Monday at the White House for their last Easter Egg Roll. Doreen Taderera and her eight year old son, Anthony, joined 35,000 people on the South Lawn of the White House for games, storytelling and the traditional egg roll held annually.
This year’s theme was “Let’s celebrate.” Taderera said she entered the lottery a few months ago alongside her friend and was surprised to have won. “My friend urged me to play the lottery and we had a pact that whoever won would share the tickets. I won and shared the tickets with my friend.
We played the lottery two months ago and completely forgot about it, on finding out I had won I decided to keep it a secret from my son and surprised him Monday when we turned up at the White House for the Easter Egg Roll,” said Ms. Taderera. Another Zimbabwean based in Maryland, Robyn Travers, and her sevenyearold daughter, Addisyn, were also part of those who joined the festivities
It was a day to remember and my daughter says she now feels inspired to strive for greater heights following the historic White House Easter Egg Roll. We also got a chance to play games and see some of our children’s favourite television characters and singers and just knowing that this is the place that the first family lives was priceless,” said Ms. Travers. voa