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Popemobile gets top prize at Obama’s White House Halloween

WASHINGTON — A toddler dressed like the pope and pushed along in a popemobile got the top prize at President Barack Obama’s White House Halloween.

Upon seeing the costume, Obama turned to the news media and declared “top prize.”

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles at a child during a Halloween trick-or-treating celebration on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington October 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX1U1KK

President Obama smiles at a baby cat in the hat during the White House Halloween. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The boy was among hundreds of local schoolchildren and children from military families who came trick or treating at the White House on Friday dressed as caped crusaders, furry creatures, princesses and other figures. At least one girl dressed as the first lady. Halloween is Saturday.

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they arrive at a Halloween trick-or-treating celebration on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington October 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX1U1KF

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave to guests at the Halloween trick-or-treating celebration on the South Lawn. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The South Lawn was turned into an enchanted forest for the annual event.

Obama and his wife, Michelle, appeared as themselves and handed out White House Halloween Cookies and M&Ms, fruit bars, kettle corn, candies and baseball cards featuring their dogs Bo and Sunny.

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