FOR RELEASE: March 29, 2022
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Governor Polis to host Colorado National Guard families at Governor’s Mansion
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Gov. Jared Polis will host an Easter Egg Roll event March 30-31, 2022, at the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion in Denver for families of deployed Colorado National Guard service members and those activated for the state COVID-19 response.
National Guard activations over the past two years have been unprecedented.
“Colorado is proud of our rich military history. As we celebrate Spring and the Easter Season — a time of renewal, joy, and happiness — we’re grateful for the opportunity to join our Colorado National Guard families to honor them for their service to our great state and nation,” said Gov. Polis.
“As a nation, we have seen the largest National Guard domestic response in support of our state and federal partners in our 385-year history,” The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Laura Clellan said. “We are recognizing our Families for their dedicated service to our state and nation.”
The festivities, co-hosted by the Easter Bunny and TAG, will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Boettcher Mansion, 400 E. 8th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203.
The gathering will include crafts, games, an Easter egg hunt, and story time for the children in attendance.
The Easter Egg Roll has traditionally been a biennial event, although due to COVID-19, the event was last held in April 2019.
Each year, CONG families experience separation while their service members are called to support domestic or overseas contingency operations.