November 1, 2010 in Nation/World

Obamas hold Halloween party

Associated Press
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A group of performers prepare for Halloween celebrations at the White House.
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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, handed out Halloween treats to area children and military families at the White House Sunday evening.

Local students between 6 and 14 years old, and children from military families, were invited to celebrate on the North Lawn.

The president and first lady, along with Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, spent about 30 minutes passing out goodie bags. Obama wished each child a happy Halloween as he distributed the treats, pausing occasionally for hugs. Later, the military families continued the celebration inside the White House.

The goodie bags contained a box of White House M&Ms, a cookie made by pastry chef Bill Yosses, and dried fruit.

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