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Have you completed your 2020 Census? If you haven’t, there is still plenty of time to do so. There will be several Census events happening in the coming weeks to help answer questions about the Census or assist those who need help filling it out.

  • June 22: Roosevelt Elementary School Gymnasium from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. At the event, staff will chat with visitors, talk about the importance of the Census, and offer help with completing the Census. There will be pizza and refreshments for attendees of the event, so feel free to bring the whole family! (Roosevelt Elementary, 1051 Lake Street)
  • June 24: V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex Douglass Room from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. At this event, a Bays Mountain naturalist will be attending with a special animal guest, so be sure to bring the family! You will be able to learn more about the importance of getting a complete count in the 2020 Census and will be able to receive help completing it if you have not done so. Refreshments and pizza will be provided! (V.O. Dobbins, 301 Louis Street)
  • June 29: Girls Inc. of Kingsport from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Similar to the first two events, you will be able to learn about the importance of the 2020 Census and will receive help completing it if you have not done so. A naturalist from Bays Mountain will also be attending! Refreshments and pizza will be provided! (Girls Inc. 1100 Girls Club Place)

You can find all three of these upcoming Census events on the Kingsport Alerts Facebook page.

*Please note, at the events, social distancing is recommended and masks are encouraged. Computers will be sanitized after each use and staff will be serving the food.

Getting an accurate count in next year’s U.S. Census is important to Kingsport and Sullivan County. By completing the 2020 Census, you can help our communities receive the funding, services, and business support they deserve and need. Over the 10-year span until the next Census is conducted, tens of millions of dollars are at stake.

Please be sure to attend one of these upcoming events to ensure that all of our neighbors are counted in the 2020 Census. For more information about the 2020 Census or to fill out your Census online, please visit 2020census.gov.