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1/10/2020 - Franklin Township to Hold Winterfest 2020 - Count On Having Family Fun!

Franklin Township to Hold Winterfest 2020
Count On Having Family Fun!

SOMERSET – Do you need a midwinter pick-me-up? Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson invites residents to attend Winterfest 2020, on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Franklin Middle School, located at 415 Francis St., Somerset. The snow date is Feb. 1.

“This event will be a fun and free way for families to enjoy their Saturday,” said Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson. “Residents also can learn about the 2020 Census and the benefits of participating in the survey.”

Brought to you by Somerset County, Census 2020 and Franklin Middle School – Winterfest 2020 will be offering an interactive mix of fun, and information about valuable county programs, services and initiatives including Census 2020. This family event will feature games and activities for children, prize drawings, giveaways, free pizza and other tasty treats.

Adults will have the opportunity to connect with community service providers, and gain information about transportation services, food assistance, social services, employment with Census 2020 and other jobs, healthcare, housing and they can learn about the 2020 Census survey. Translators who are fluent in Chinese, Gujarati, and Spanish will also be available to assist residents.

Why is it critical for residents to participate in the census? Providing information to the once-a-decade census survey will help businesses, researchers, and communities make decisions that can affect you and your community and help it gain funding for programs such as emergency services, money for schools, affordable housing or new roads.

The United States Census Bureau serves as the leading provider of quality data by gathering current and confidential statistics about the population and its economy. The federal government is mandated to protect the confidentiality of every participant.

As a partner of Census 2020, Somerset County is committed to ensuring that “everyone counts,” through inclusion, innovation in public service, and by promoting the well-being of all residents and their communities through effective, efficient and responsive leadership.

For more information about Winterfest 2020, call Somerset County Community Development at 908-541-5756.

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