POSTPONED – DeKalb’s ‘2020 Census Drive-In Movie & Fireworks Night’

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Andrew Cauthen Quinn Hudson
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July 2, 2020

POSTPONED – DeKalb’s ‘2020 Census Drive-In Movie & Fireworks Night’

DECATUR, Ga. — Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections in the county and state, DeKalb County’s Drive-In Movie and Fireworks night event is postponed. The event was to occur at the Gallery at South DeKalb Mall on Friday, July 3, 2020.

DeKalb County continues to encourage residents to complete the 2020 Census at home by visiting the website. Currently, 59.8 percent of DeKalb’s households have completed the 2020 Census.

DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond is pushing for 100 percent of county households to get counted.

“If every household is counted, DeKalb County could receive $1.8 billion in federal funds annually for the next 10 years,” CEO Thurmond said. “This funding will help DeKalb determine where healthcare and emergency services are needed so our front-line heroes can continue to serve our community.”

“The 2020 Census determines where and how our kids will learn, play and live,” Commissioner Johnson said. “We want DeKalb’s kids to have the brightest futures and it all starts with their parents responding to the 2020 U.S. Census.”

Commissioner 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.

To complete the 2020 Census online, go to or call 844-330-2020.

For more information about DeKalb County’s 2020 Census efforts visit or email [email protected].