Preschoolers Get Jump on Inaugural Celebrations

Franklin Schools stages inaugural ball

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The first of many inaugural balls was held Thursday at the Franklin Schools in Rockville.

Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 celebrated the inauguration -- some in black tie and formal dresses, others dressed as Secret Service agents. They danced, they drank bipartisan punch and they ate canapés.

The Franklin Schools has been hosting inaugural balls since 1989, when the first President Bush was elected.

The students wrote letters to the president that are posted in the hallway along with pictures of Barack Obama and his family and the White House. They posed for pictures by a car decorated like the presidential limo. They even took the oath of office in a mock Oval Office.

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