(CNN) – America's first family appears to enjoy entertaining –the Obamas hold weekly cocktail receptions at their residence - so it's likely they are looking forward to the first official White House Dinner.
President Obama and First Lady Michelle will welcome governors to the White House Sunday for the 2009 Governors' Dinner, according to a statement released by the White House Thursday. The gala will follow this weekend's gathering of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington.
"The White House is the place where our bond as Americans is strengthened," said White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers. "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 black-tie affair will be Rogers' debut social event.
The evening will feature musical performances by the Marine Corps and the 1960's R&B group Earth Wind and Fire, a six time Grammy award-winning band formed in Obama's hometown of Chicago.