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Sunday, October 31, 2010

A White House Halloween

This Halloween, President and Mrs. Obama in partnership with the
National Park Foundation, will welcome local children to trick-or-treat at the North Portico of the 
Halloween at the White House 2010.
White House, which will be lit orange for the occasion.
Halloween at the White House, 2009.
The trick-or-treaters are from local schools in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, 
and Virginia areas and range from 6 to 14 years-old. 
District of Columbia schools include: Bancroft Elementary, Beers Elementary School,
Houston Elementary School, ,Hyde Leadership Academy, Thomson Elementary School, 
Tubman Elementary, and Seaton Elementary School.
Virginia schools invited to the White House for the Halloween festivities include Antietam Elementary School,
Prince William County Nokesville Elementary School, Prince William County Belmont Station
Elementary School, Loudon County Cameron Elementary School, and Fairfax County schools. 
Maryland schools include Concord Elementary School, Prince George’s County Gale-Bailey 
Elementary School, Charles County Gorman Crossing Elementary School, and Howard County.
The White House and the surrounding grounds will be decorated in celebration of 
Halloween. Performers will entertain trick-or-treaters as they enter the White House grounds 
and walk to the North Portico. 

A display of pumpkins, gourds and mums constructed by The Great Pumpkin Patch, a family owned and run farm based in Arthur, IL. 

Veggy Art, a small-business owned by Chef James Parker and based in Chantilly, Va., will also provide decorative pumpkins and on-site carving demonstrations for the event. 

The following treats will be provided: • A Box of White House M & Ms • A White House Sweet Dough Butter Cookie Made by White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses • A Serving of Dried Fruit.
Halloween at the White House displays will be placed on the North Lawn to greet trick-or-treaters
as they arrive and will be entertained by the following...
 • Dracula, Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, and Wolfman

• The Potholes Brass Band

• In costume actors, coordinated by the Helen Hayes Awards, to spook and delight 

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