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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2020
DeKalb to Hold Census Carnival
DECATUR, Ga. — DeKalb County is holding its third Census Carnival to continue spreading the word about the importance of the 2020 Census.
The free event will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Gallery at South DeKalb, 2801 Candler Rd., Decatur, GA 30034.
Free tickets can be reserved at https://tiny.cc/march7carnival.
The event will feature vendors inside and outside of the mall, and includes free bounce houses, food and face-painting.
If every resident is counted, DeKalb County could receive $1.8 billion in federal funds per year for the next 10 years.
DeKalb’s 2020 Census team is partnering with the county’s Human Services department to highlight the many services that are funded by the federal dollars received from the Census count.
Participating in the 2020 Census can help DeKalb County Government make a positive and lasting impact on the county including gaining funding for affordable housing programs and new infrastructure projects such as libraries, senior centers and parks.
Commissioner Larry Johnson was unanimously chosen by the Board of Commissioners to chair the DeKalb County Complete Count Committee. The goal of the committee is to ensure accurate Census data is collected, which in turn will provide information critical for government programs, policies and decision making.