Rio Hondo to host Be Counted Census event today

The City of Rio Hondo will host a Be Counted Census 2020 Free BBQ from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 today Thursday Sep. 3 at Rio Hondo City Hall located on 121 North Arroyo.

The event is open to residents of Rio Hondo and surrounding areas and hopes to motivate residents to be counted in order to receive federal funding. Census personnel will be on site to assist citizens fill or update their census questionnaire.

“If you complete or update your Census Questionnaire or bring proof of completion, you will receive 2 BBQ plates per household,” the press release for the event reads.

“For your safety and of the staff; citizens will remain in the car, should have face coverings, and the BBQ plates will be brought to the car.  Census staff will come to your car to assist you with the census questionnaire.”