Jeanette Ladd of Haymond was chosen to attend the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll last month with her daughter, Lisa Ladd-Moe, and grandsons Kieran Moe, 10, and Tristan Moe, 7.
The four were among 36,000 selected to attend the annual event after Mrs. Ladd entered a National Parks Service lottery and won.
“My grandchildren were very fortunate to be recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama and had their pictures taken with her,” Mrs. Ladd recalls. “After the egg roll we spent three more days visiting historical places such as the Smithsonian, the Ford Theater,where President Lincoln was shot, the National Archives which has the original Constitution, the Library of Congress, and all the presidential monuments. We were very impressed with the President Franklin Roosevelt monument and the War monuments.
“We also wish to express our deepest appreciation for Representative Hal Rogers’ office. We had a private tour of the Capitol which was arranged by Nick Camin, field representative for Congressman Rogers, and the tour guide did an excellent job of explaining the history of the building and its functions. It was a very good experience and on-hands history lesson for the children.”
Mrs. Ladd lives in Letcher County with her husband, David.
The Moe family lives in Granby, Massachusetts, where Mrs. Ladd-Moe’s husband, U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Ronald L. Moe, is stationed at Westover Air Reserve Base.