Was the White House Easter Egg Roll going to happen this year? That is what a lot of folks wondered as there didn't seem to be any movement toward the event without even a date announced. When the people who make the wooden eggs for the White House Easter event poked at the new administration on social media to get their order in before it was too late, folks wondered what was going on.

Natalie Rebetsky, who is an English teacher and a mom who hails from Maryland, has taken her kids to the White House Easter Egg roll since they were old enough to participate.

She has a collection of the wooden eggs designed for each specific year that the White House Easter Egg Roll took place.

Alternative eggs

Rebetsky said she never cared who was in office at the time because whether the president was a Democrat or Republican she knew that they cared about what happened to the kids in the nation.

That is until now... she feels Donald Trump has broken the trust with families and children, so she didn't particularly care to go to this year's Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn. Rebetsky has an Easter Egg collection of commemorative White House Easter Eggs, which she proudly displays in her home. That shows just how dedicated she was to this event.

White House procrastination

When she heard that the current administration hadn't ordered the eggs for the 2017 event, she started to think that maybe she should do something on her own. And that she did.

Nest egg

Since the White House had not ordered any wooden eggs yet, Rebetsky talked with her husband about an idea. He thought it was a "nutty thing" she was about to do, starting with taking $5,000 out of the family's savings to fund this thing.

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She was going to create an alternate egg. This is what Rebetsky calls her eggs, but they do sound an awful lot like an anti-Trump egg, since it is because of the new president that she didn't care to go this year.

She plopped down that $5,000 to the same woodworkers in Maine who make the White House Easter Eggs and since they didn't have the White House order, they were able to make the eggs for her.

She would sell the eggs for $15, with $5 covering the cost and $10 going to the arts as a donation.

Eggs raise money for arts

According to the Charlotte Observer, Rebetsky would donate to two entities. They are PBS and the National Endowment for the Arts, which are two of the organizations on "the chopping block" when it comes to the Trump administration budget. Rebetsky enlisted the help of a couple of teenagers she knows to set up a gofundme page for the eggs. It wasn't until a month after she started her alternate egg campaign that the White House contacted the woodworkers in Maine and ordered their own eggs for the event, now slated for April 17th.

Wooden eggs

So far Rebetsky's eggs have raised $13,000 dollars and she's packing and shipping them right from her kitchen table with the help of her sister. The eggs have a little motto, "Protect Our Children's Future 2017." She's now known by her friends and family as the "alternate egg lady."