FW: Pool Report No. 3

From: Thomas Burr [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:49 PM
To: Allen, Jessica L. EOP/WHO ; Gabriel, Brian A. EOP/WHO
Subject: Pool Report No. 3

POTUS surprises First Lady at garden event

President Obama made a surprise visit to the White House garden on the South Lawn as the First Lady and invited school children were starting the fall harvest.

The First Lady was clad in gloves and using a pitch fork to dig up sweet potatoes when the president, in a tie but sans jacket, walked out to the garden at 3:30pm.

Elmo and pal Rosita were providing some color commentary when they saw POTUS. "Hey, Mr. President," Elmo shouted.

"It's so special," added Rosita, repeating, "I'm so nervous."

Obama greeted the kids in white "Let's Move" shirts and while most of the talk was out of your pooler's earshot, Obama was heard to say, "Let's get to work."

Retorted the First Lady: "Look whose trash talking in a tie."

The group took a group picture, at one point shouting, "Elmo" instead of cheese as the cameras clicked.

The president then told the kids at 3:41 he had to go back to work. "See you sweetie," POTUS told his wife.

The president continued to chat with Sam Kass and pulled the bunny ears on Alonzo Mourning when he was posing for a picture.

Pooler didn't see the president pick any veggies.

From previous WH guidance: "First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome students from across the country to harvest the White House Kitchen Garden for her final time as First Lady.  Following the harvest, Mrs. Obama and participants will prepare a fresh, healthy meal with ingredients straight from the garden."

Link to more info: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/30/first-lady-michelle-obama-celebrate-impact-lets-move-announce-updates

Thomas Burr
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