Family event in Lawrenceville to help public understand goal of census

Gwinnett’s Complete Count Committee is hosting a family-oriented census rally to help explain the 2020 Census 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Bicentennial Plaza, 275 South Perry Street in Lawrenceville. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)

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Gwinnett’s Complete Count Committee is hosting a family-oriented census rally to help explain the 2020 Census 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Bicentennial Plaza, 275 South Perry Street in Lawrenceville. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)

Gwinnett’s Complete Count Committee is hosting a family-oriented census rally to help explain the 2020 Census 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Bicentennial Plaza, 275 South Perry Street next to the Lawrenceville Lawn.

The rally includes kids’ activities, a DJ, food trucks, free snacks like cotton candy and nachos, speakers, entertainment, educational resources and more. Speakers at the event will explain the census process and how important it will be to count various facets of Gwinnett’s population, including hard-to-count groups like kids under age 5.

Residents can ask questions, learn more about the importance of the count, and as details about security measures that keep information safe.

“Our goal is to get a 100 percent response rate,” said Phil Hoskins, deputy county administrator for Gwinnett County and co-chair of the committee. “This count is crucial for representation and federal funding, and it also helps us understand our population and account for critical services our community needs like roads and senior services.”