CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s First Family is inviting everyone to attend and take part in the Easter Carnival that is being held tomorrow at the State Capitol.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin will host the annual Easter Carnival Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. and running until 1 p.m. at the North Plaza of the State Capitol.
“Spring is such a wonderful time to be at the Capitol with family and friends,” First Lady Tomblin said in a statement. “The Governor and I look forward to this annual tradition each year, because we truly enjoy spending time with fellow West Virginia families. We hope you will join us for games, face painting and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny!”
The press release said the Easter Carnival is free and open to the public. It will feature children’s games, face painting, fingerprinting courtesy of the West Virginia State Police, photos with the Easter Bunny and, for budding artists, sidewalk chalk to share their art.
At noon, First Lady Tomblin will give away prizes that have been donated by Walmart.
There will be hot dogs, snacks and beverages served during the two-hour event and the West Virginia State Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sponsors for the event include: Walmart, Sam’s Club, Little Debbie, Heiner’s, Keebler, Snyder’s, Frito Lay, Southridge Chick-fi-A, West Virginia State Police, West Virginia Power, Washington Street McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Pepsi, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Department of Education and the Arts and T&L Vending Capitol Food Court - West Virginia Rehabilitation Services.
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