Obamas preparing to host first black-tie White House dinner

February 21st, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle are all set to woo their guests with their entertaining style, for they are now preparing to host their first black-tie White House dinner.

The first couple will be hosting the dinner for the National Governors Association and the East Wing, run by Michelle.

The First Lady has been working on the details for many weeks.

The dinner will mark the debut for White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, the Chicago executive and friend of both the President and his wife.

””The White House is the place where our bond as Americans is strengthened,”” The Chicago Sun-Times quoted Rogers as saying in a statement.

He added: ””We look forward to welcoming the nation’’s governors to celebrate our democratic ideals, our diversity, our shared values and the best of the American spirit.””

The event will showcase performances by the Marine Corps band and Earth Wind and Fire, the jazz and rhythm and blues group from the 1970s with Chicago roots.

The guests at the dinner will include Illinois Governor Quin as well. (ANI)

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