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Our mission is to actively show support for our President and US military personal and their families

Western White House Easter Egg Roll

Special Invited Guests—Military Families

Saturday April 15, 2006

10 am -4 pm

Tonkawa Park in Crawford, Texas

Fun - Games - Entertainment

Easter Egg Hunt

Hot Dogs – Cotton Candy – Popcorn

All activities are free to show our appreciation to military families for all the sacrifices they make for our country.. RSVP Not Necessary

Please Show Your Military ID at the Gate

Parking at the Crawford Football Stadium (See map below)

Please bring  lawn chairs or blankets for seating

No alcoholic beverages will be allowed

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VOLUNTEERS: CHECK IN AND SET- UP BEGINS AT 8 AM SATURDAY MORNING... If you need to enter the park to drop off tables and supplies, please arrive early. Vehicles need to be removed by 9:30. A BIG TEXAS THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!

 

 

PRESS RELEASE:

Western White House Easter Egg Roll for our troops and their families.

 

The White House tradition of children playing and having fun on the South Lawn at the Easter Egg Roll dates back to 1878 when President Rutherford B. Hayes offered the lush lawn to children after Congress passed a law forbidding the yearly activity on the Capitol grounds.

 

We are beginning a new tradition this year in the Central Texas hometown of President George W. Bush to honor him and our military. The Western White House Easter Egg Roll will be held Saturday, April 15, 2006 from 10am- 4pm at Tonkawa Park in Crawford, Texas. All activities will be free for military families to show our appreciation for the sacrifices they make for our country.

 

Texas Federation of Republican Women from across the state have donated funds, their time and talents to provide a fun day for military families from Ft Hood and the Waco area. Military ID’s must be shown at the gate for admittance. Parking available at the Crawford football field and the adjacent Rodeo Arena.

 

There will be free food, lots of games, prizes, thousands of Easter eggs for the hunt and entertainment on stage throughout the day.

 

Food catered and donated by Donald Citrano owner of The Coffee Shop Cafe in McGregor will be served at 11:00 am (Press is welcome). Other major donors: Texas Federation of Republican Women clubs from all across Texas, Blue Bell, Grassfire.org, McGraw-Hill Publishers, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and God Bless Fort Benning who is bringing a 24 X 36 foot flag composed with the art of 900 military children who’s family members are serving overseas.

 

There will be 4 President's Volunteer Service Awards presented to Crawford-Texas.org outstanding volunteers from 2005 at 3:15. The egg hunt will begin at 3:30.

 

While Cindy Sheehan and her band of followers are right down the road calling for the impeachment of our president, we will have a park full of heroes and Texas Republican Women that stand behind President Bush, our soldiers and their mission.

 

Media please be sure to bring your press identification for admittance

Contact: Valerie Duty, TFRW District Director, SD 22 

Cell (254) 723-2449

WesternWHgifts@aol.com

www.Crawford-Texas.org

 I WOULD LIKE TO THANK www.GRASSFIRE.org FOR ONCE AGAIN COMING TO OUR AID IN CRAWFORD IN SUPPORT OF OUR PRESIDENT & OUR TROOPS!

Please bring  lawn chairs or blankets for seating
No alcoholic beverages will be allowed

The 2006 Easter Egg Roll was a great success! Lets start planning now to make the 2007 event even better!
 
2006 Booths:
Wet Sponge Toss: Burleson Area Republican Women
Go Fish: Bush Legacy Republican Women (Weatherford)
Spring Visors: Barbara Leutwyler (Waco)
Thumbprint Bunnies: Conner Harrington Republican Womem
Bean Bag Toss: McLennan County Republican Women
Basketball: McLennan County Republican Women
Kids names drawn in Ancient Egyptian Glyphs: Dawn Landua McCormack,  Egyptian Archeologist (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology)
Helium Balloons:  Bell County Republican Party, Central Texas Republican Women and Salado Area Republican Women
Face Painting & Temporary Tattoos: Ector County Republican Women
Clothes Pin Drop: Burnet County Republican Women
Button Making and Color Wheel: Ellis County Republican Women
Baby Duck Dunk and Draw: Hill County Republican Women
Spinning Wheel: Grayson County Republican Women
 
Food:
Hot Dogs and Lemonade: Catering donated by The Coffee Shop in McGregor... Donald Citrano, Owner www.TheCoffeeShop.us
Thanks to Ben E. Keith, PFG and Lasco for their donations!
Popsickles: Blue Bell
Bottled Water: David Lane
Sweets: Cookies baked by Texas Federation Republican Women's Clubs, cupcakes donated by God Bless Ft. Benning
 
Gift Bag Items:
Coloring Books, crayons and the bags: Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Texas
Children's Books: McGraw Hill Publishers
 
Army Soldier Bobble Heads which were passed out : Western White House Gifts
 
Organizer & Media Contact: Valerie Duty, TFRW DD SD 22 WesternWhgifts@aol.com
 
Entertainment: Chairperson: Oneta Leutwyler, RPT SREC SD 22 onetaleut@netscape.com Anybody know  someone who might like to perform? Have a famous neighbor or relative? Please contact Oneta!
 
Military Liaison: 'Borah Van Dormolen, TFRW President 
 
Additional Organization & Support:
Eve Tidwell, Large Flag, God Bless Fort Benning
Jeanie Cosper, Bosque County, Texas
 
The beginning of our 2007 "Wish" list:
 
Plastic Easter Eggs filled with candy, small toys or cash (The kids especially liked the change!)... we will need several thousand of these!
 
Items for a childs gift bag (as is White House tradition upon leaving) such as coloring books, crayons, pencils, full size candy like a chocolate Easter bunny (maybe Russell-Stover or another Texas based company would donate these if asked), children's books. There is usually a painted wooden easter egg also given as a lasting reminder of the hunt at the WH... Anyone really crafty and creative? 1000 of each item.
 
CASH! CASH! CASH! for all the necessary items like port-o-potties and inflatable bounce rooms and slides for the kids and fun things like cash in the golden eggs!
 
Booths we would like to add for 2007:
Ring Toss:
 
More ideas here:
Click here: Carnival Games  just let me know what you would like to do so we don't have duplicate booths
 
Resource for small inexpensive toys and trinkets: www.OrientalTrading.com
Look for items that are reduced at places like Target, HEB or Wal-mart (Wynne from Burleson picked up some of the Easter buckets that we gave the kids at half price to use next year!)

Get Well cards for wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
 
I will be in DC for a while the end of April and am collecting get well cards with personal messages of thanks and support which I will deliver to wounded soldiers recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. DC on April 28, 2006. I will then join the protest against Code Pink's protest in front of the hospital. This is something I have wanted to do since finding out about it last August. It is absolutely the sickest thing that I have ever heard of... protesting the war at the feet of our heroes hospital beds. Unbelievable! I want to go to let them know that there are Americans that support them and their bravery!
 
Code Pink is one of the radical groups behind Cindy Sheehan, who's organizers also traveled to Iraq to donate $600,000 to terrorists who are plotting against our US soldiers.

I learned of the liberal anti-war activist group Code Pink's vigils every Friday evening at the front gates of Walter Reed while organizing the Pro-Troops, Pro-Bush ditch in Crawford opposing Cindy Sheehan and the Code Pink group last August. The protesters hold signs at the hospital that read "Maimed for a Lie" and "Enlist here to die for Halliburton." Among the props used by the protesters are mock caskets, lined up on the sidewalk to represent the death toll in Iraq.

 
Code Pink has disrupted the Republican Nation Convention in New York by planting a person with Impeach Bush signs brought out during his acceptance speech along with their group protesting with 'pink slips,'  undergarments symbolizing their effort for impeaching Bush, outside Madison Square Garden. We also saw try to carry out the same sort of disruption as the President gave his Inaugural speech in 2005.

 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE BRING GET WELL CARDS (INCLUDING YOUR SIGNED NOTES OF GRATITUDE) IN UNSEALED ENVELOPES TO THE EASTER EGG ROLL OR MAIL THEM TO BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 19th 2006 TO:
VALERIE DUTY, PO BOX 116, CRAWFORD, TEXAS 76638

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