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2010 Census Party
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 • Posted March 24, 2010

There will be a 2010 Census Party, hosted by the Complete Count Committee on April 1, 2010, Thursday, from 10:00-2:00. The party will be in front of the Chamber of Commerce, Super S Food Store, and Hinckleys. There will be free giveaways, i.e. coozies, cups, bags, plastic balls, water bottles, and t-shirts, all commemorating the 2010 Census. First come, first serve.

If you haven’t filled out your census, bring it by. Assistance in filling out the census forms will be available at each location. Remember this is your official 2010 Census form, and we need your help to count everyone in our community by providing basic information about the people living in your residence. Please complete and mail back the form today. Your answers are important. Census results are used to decide the number of representatives each state has in the U.S. Congress. The amount of government money your neighborhood receives also depends on these answers. That money is used for services for children and the elderly, roads, and may other local needs. The Census also dictates the money the City, County and the school district receives from the federal government.

Your answers are confidential. This means the Census Bureau cannot give out information that identifies you or your household. Your answers will only be used for statistical purposes, and no other purpose. Federal law protects your privacy and keeps your answers confidential (Title 13, United States Code, Sections 9 and 214). The answers you give on the census form cannot be obtained by law enforcement or tax collection agencies. Your answers cannot be used in court. They cannot be obtained with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. As allowed by law, census data becomes public after 72 years (Title 44, United States Code, Section 2108).

The Complete Count Committee members are Pattie Allen/President, Carolyn Copeland/Secretary, Jerry Bearden/County Judge, Brent Hinckley/City Mayor, Pam Kruse/Superintendent Mason ISD, Erika Airheart, Mary Carlman, Victoria Duarte, Charles Eckert, Harold Hoerster, Jimmy Jordan, Beth Reardon, Mary Scholibo, and Jane Vargas.

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