A White House Halloween

On Saturday, the president and first lady will welcome local children and military families to trick-or-treat at the White House.

The North Lawn is already decorated for the occasion, with fake cobwebs lining the drive and pumpkins piled throughout.

As the trick-or-treaters make their way across the lawn to the North Portico, which will be lit orange for the occasion, they will be entertained by the Marine Band playing Halloween music and spooked by actors in costume from Washington-area theaters.

While the president joked earlier in the week that the White House was in danger of being “egged” if the first lady kept handing out fruit on Halloween, it appears they’ve reached a compromise.

Children will receive a box of M&M’s, a White House Sweet Dough Butter Cookie made by White House pastry chef Bill Yosses and, of course, a serving of dried fruit.

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