Local couple Katrina Franklin and Felicia Miller and their grandson Kade will be among the thousands of families attending the 135th White House Egg Roll on April 1.
The couple was among 35,000 people who received invitations to the Easter celebration on the south lawn of the White House. The daylong event includes the traditional egg roll, games and stories, as well as sports and cooking demonstrations in support of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative.
Miller and Franklin, who celebrated their eighth anniversary last year, said they are excited to be included in the festivities.
“Our invitation to attend to the 135th White House Egg Roll allows our grandson to experience first-hand President Obama’s commitment to support equality for all families regardless of race, sexual identity or religion – no matter where you are from – even from East Texas,” Franklin said.
Miller, a longtime local LGBT activist who was named one of Dallas Voice’s 25 Notables in 2009, said the couple is excited that their grandson will be able to experience the event and see President Barack Obama.
“This is an amazing opportunity for our 5-year-old grandson to see a fellow African-American that who not only has risen to the highest office in the land but who also symbolizes strength, bravery, intellect, family and country,” Miller said. “We are thrilled to be able to share this moment with him.”