President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, hand out candy at the White House, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 in Washington, on Halloween.
By CHRISTINE SIMMONS
WASHINGTON — More than 2,000 kids are getting the ultimate trick-or-treating
treasure: Candy from President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at
the White House.
The Obamas smiled, chatted and passed out cellophane goody bags on Saturday
night to parents and their children who came dressed in as superheroes,
pirates, fairies and skeletons. Mrs. Obama wore furry cat ears.
The candy bags were loaded with items such as White House M&Ms with the
president's signature imprinted on it and a sweet dough butter cookie made
by White House pastry chef Bill Yosses.
Eleven-year-old Tiera Thomas of Washington D.C. said she was excited to get
But she says the best part was the chance to meet the president, who touched
her hand and said "Happy Halloween."
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