NEW VINEYARD, Maine - Maine Wood Concepts, a maker of custom wood turnings, wooden tool handles and other custom molded wooden parts, is the manufacturer of the official 2018 White House Easter Eggs, which will be sold by The White House Historical Association (WHHA).
The wooden eggs will be given as gifts to children attending the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 2, 2018. The eggs will also be available for purchase as individuals or as a five-egg set while supplies last.
Four eggs feature the Great Seal and are available in yellow, green, blue and pink. The fifth egg is gold and features the Presidential Seal. All eggs feature the signatures of President Trump and the First Lady. The four individual eggs retail for $8.50, the golden egg retails for $14.95, and the five-egg set retails for $34.95.
Maine Wood Concepts says it is not allowed to talk to media about anything regarding the eggs through a contractual confidentiality clause. Company President Doug Fletcher wrote on LinkedIn: “Many would be surprised to learn that Maine Wood Concepts, parent company of Fletchers’ Mill and the Lutz File & Tool Company, does much more than manufacture world-class gourmet cooking tools and file handles."
For eight of the past 11 years, Maine Wood Concepts competitor Wells Wood Turning and Finishing made the official eggs, turning out 18,000 for last year's roll.
Former President Barack Obama hosting the roll in 2016.
The annual roll began in 1878, when President Rutherford B. Hayes agreed to open the White House grounds on Easter Monday to children who wanted to roll Easter eggs. Music played by the United States Marine Band is also a highlight of the event, beginning in 1889 by President Benjamin Harrison, according to the WHHA.
Since then, it has become a tradition, occurring every year except for during World War I and a 12-year hiatus following World War II.
Maine Wood Concepts is a manufacturer of sustainably-harvested custom wood turnings, wood tool handles and custom molded wooden parts. The company makes wood parts, custom wood dowels, wood handles, wood toy parts, wood wheels, and wood furniture parts.
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