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No Easter Egg Roll At Executive Residence

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Winter's grip is beginning to slip, but not in time to save the annual Easter egg roll at the governor's residence.

A spokeswoman for first lady Crissy Haslam said Wednesday the event, scheduled for Thursday, had been canceled.

Amanda Kerns said the children who would attend are between 3-5 years old and the Haslams were concerned it would be too cold during the morning hours for children to be outside for an extended time.

The National Weather Service calls for the low temperature early Thursday in Nashville to be near freezing.

Governor Bill Haslam and the First Lady have held the event, which features the roll along with reading and arts and crafts, at the Governor's mansion for the past two years. In the past, the children who took part were part of the Martha O'Bryan Center, which serves youths living in poverty.

The Easter Egg roll was first started by former first lady Martha Sundquist.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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