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Whitesburg to celebrate 2010 Census

A celebration of the 2010 Census in Whitesburg will take place Friday, April 16, at Whitesburg City Hall. Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft has proclaimed April 16 “Census Day” in Whitesburg.

The event will include free hot-dogs and drinks, a live broadcast on WXKQ with Kevin Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and drawings for gifts donated by local businesses.

Craft said in his proclamation, “Whereas an accurate census count is vital to our community and residents’ well-being by helping planners determine where to locate schools, day care centers, roads and public transportation, hospitals and other facilities, and is used to make decisions concerning business growth and housing needs and

“Whereas more than $400 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to states and communities based on census data and,

“Whereas census data ensures fair Congressional representation by determining how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the redistricting of state legislatures, county and city councils, and voting districts and,

“Whereas the 2010 Census creates jobs that stimulate economic growth and increase employment opportunities in our community”

“Now, therefore, I, James W. Craft, Mayor of the City of Whitesburg, proclaim that Friday, April 16, 2010 will be Census Day in the City of Whitesburg.”

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