Cabbage Patch Kids Buddies Agree Who Gets To Go To The White House Egg Roll

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CLEVELAND, Ga., March 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cabbage Patch Kid costume character Mary Alice is excited that her best buddies, Amy Sue and Brian Josh get to go to the White House Egg Roll on April 21, 2014. Mary Alice will stay home and be a part of the BabyLand General Hospital's 26th Annual Magical Easter Eggstravaganza at their home in Cleveland, Georgia, on April 12, 2014.

Cabbage Patch Kids value and celebrate traditions as their "family" worldwide includes more than 125 million 'Kids adopted since their introduction in 1983. The 136-year-old tradition at the White House invites more than 30,000 people on the South lawn with music, storytelling, sports courts and cooking stations. This year's theme is Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape based on the First Lady's "Let's Move" initiative.

BabyLand General Hospital, the 70,000 square-foot, columned Southern Style Home in the small mountain community of Cleveland, Georgia, brings visitors from across the United States and around the world to create family traditions. This seasonal event at BabyLand includes a breakfast with the Easter Bunny, egg hunt, parade, arts and crafts, Easter bonnet contest to celebrate the artistic and creative roots of the 'Kids.

Cabbage Patch Kids always look for reasons to have family gatherings, whether in Washington, D.C., at the White House or BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia. The 'Kids enjoy making connections across the United States as well as reaching out to family worldwide.

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White House Egg Roll Note: This White House holiday tradition has a long history dating back to 1878 when President Rutherford B. Hayes officially opened the White House grounds to local children for egg rolling on Easter Monday. Successive Presidents have continued the tradition of inviting children to the White House Lawn for egg rolling and other activities and entertainment. The White House Easter Egg Roll is an annual family event for kids of all ages to hunt for and race Easter Eggs on the White House Lawn. Cabbage Patch Kids are honored to be a part of this historic United States tradition.

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CONTACT: Margaret McLean Director of Corporate Communications BabyLand General Hospital/Cabbage Patch Kids 706-865-2171, Ext. 241

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