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First Lady Attends Inn’s Valentine’s Party

First Lady Trump and young inn resident chooses sugar cookies for a gift box

With her young guides leading, the First Lady spent an afternoon filling baggies with holiday candy, coloring love-themed cards and pictures, decorating cookie boxes and making cardboard-backed candygrams.

Photo: Aaron Clamage

Collins and Lucca stand chatting with inn resident

NIH director Dr. Francis Collins (l) and inn CEO Jennie Lucca join the inn Valentine’s Day party that was attended by the First Lady.

Photo: Aaron Clamage

First Lady Trump selects candies from a jar

First Lady Trump gets into the spirit of the holiday craft and gift-making activities.

Photo: Aaron Clamage

First Lady Trump helps young inn resident use craft scissors and ribbon

Guest crafter attends inn Valentine’s party.

Photo: Aaron Clamage

Using tongs, First Lady, alongside an inn resident, chooses red candies for a gift box

With help from an inn resident, First Lady chooses candies for a gift box. This is the second year in a row that she has celebrated with kids and their families at the inn.

Photo: Aaron Clamage

Little girl and First Lady Trump handle colored pencils at craft table.

First Lady and young inn resident choose pencils for coloring Valentine's Day gifts.

Photo: Aaron Clamage

Lucca (standing) and First Lady (seated) interact with kids

Inn CEO Jennie Lucca (standing) and First Lady Trump (seated) interact with kids at the Valentine's Day party.

Photo: Aaron Clamage

First Lady Trump, seated, and young inn resident hug

Trump and a young inn resident share an embrace.

Photo: Aaron Clamage

For the second year in a row, First Lady Melania Trump visited the Children’s Inn at NIH on Valentine’s Day. With NIH director Dr. Francis Collins and inn CEO Jennie Lucca, the First Lady was greeted warmly by kids and parents alike. The Valentine’s Day party featured several tables set up in stations where small groups of children were busy assembling various crafts and handmade gifts. 

With her young guides leading, the First Lady spent an afternoon filling baggies with holiday candy, coloring love-themed cards and pictures, decorating cookie boxes and making cardboard-backed candygrams. A “My Favorite Things” wall and “Home Is Where the Heart Is” map were also on display. Before leaving, Trump was presented with a necklace and flowers by one smitten young inn resident. 

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