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White House puts out call for Christmastime volunteer decorators, performers

It’s a typically sizzling summer in Washington, but it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House, with the Bidens putting out a call for volunteers to help decorate for the holiday season.

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden “are excited to continue the tradition of welcoming volunteer holiday decorators, holiday open house volunteers, and volunteer holiday performers to help celebrate the holiday season,” the White House announced Thursday.

Applications to help trick out the White House with festive decor will be accepted from across the country and U.S. territories.

The White House “encourages military-connected family members, educators, front-line workers, and students to apply,” an announcement about the call for volunteers said.

While there’s no minimum age requirement for performers, decorators and holiday open house volunteers must be at least 18 to apply. And they might need an assist from Santa to get to the nation’s capital if they’re chosen: “All selected volunteers are responsible for their individual travel and personal expenses,” the White House said.

The deadline to apply to be a Christmastime volunteer at the White House is Sept. 7.

Last year, the White House said it expected about 50,000 visitors to come through its doors during the holiday season.

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