Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon welcomed children with special needs for an Easter celebration this morning in the Capitol Rotunda.
They continued a Missouri tradition by welcoming children from the Special Learning Center of Jefferson City, Kirchner School, Southwest Early Childhood Intervention and Vogelweid Learning Center to an Easter celebration.
The event was held in the rotunda of the Missouri Capitol because it was too muddy outside from the melted snowfall earlier this week.
Nixon said, "We would like to be outside at the Governor's Mansion where we annually do this, but it's been a little too wet. This is the Easter egg hunt that we do each year for a lot of special needs kids from around the state. We want to thank the people from the Sunny Bunny Workshop in Springfield for providing our eggs. This gives a great opportunity for these folks to have a solid way to start spring."
Joined by their parents and family members, special needs children enjoyed an Easter egg hunt, music, a magic show and other fun activities.