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White House Halloween includes dried fruit

Oct. 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Cookies, candy and dried fruit will be doled out Saturday when President Obama hosts an army of pre-Halloween trick-or-treaters, the White House revealed.

Kids from Washington, Maryland and Virginia have been invited to the White House, which will be lit orange and have the Marine Band on hand for the festivities.

The White House said in a written statement that the loot handed out by the president and first lady includes healthy dried fruit as well as a cookie baked by the presidential pastry chef and a box of custom-made White House M&Ms.

The Obamas brought in a professional pumpkin carver and a group of costumed actors who will add to the excitement around the North Portico and inside where children from various elementary schools, military families and the Boys and Girls Club will be hosted at a Halloween party.

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