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Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 04/04/2012

One more reason Richmond doesn’t need Washington: Executive Mansion egg hunt

The buzz about Gov. Bob McDonnell these days may all be about the vice presidency, but Wednesday afternoon he is doing something very presidential.


Staff and volunteers prepare for Easter egg hunt at Virginia governor's mansion. (Michaele White/Office of Gov. Robert F. McDonnell)
McDonnell (R) is having a bunch of children over to the Executive Mansion to run around looking for Easter eggs.

The event is officially a hunt, not a roll like they put on at the White House. But if you’ve seen the hill on Capitol Square, it’s hard to imagine the eggs staying put.

This will be the first Easter egg hunt that McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, have hosted on Capitol Square, which serves as the front yard to their temporary home.

“Bob and I are looking forward to welcoming children in the Greater Richmond community to the Capitol to participate in an evening of music and fun,’’ Mrs. McDonnell said in a statement. “The Governor’s Easter Egg Hunt will be an opportunity for families to visit our historic Capitol Square, participate in fun games and to welcome in Easter.” 

Prizes were donated by a variety of businesses, schools, museums and, of course, the Virginia Egg Council. There will be music and games, an Easter Rabbit and, this being Virginia, a Thomas Jefferson reenactor.

The McDonnells are encouraging guests to bring baby shower gifts for expectant military moms.

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