Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Weslaco Complete Count Committee Census Contest

PRESS RELEASE

Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Alicia Aguilar/Martha Noell
Address:  301 W. Railroad.                                      Phone: 956-968-2102
     Weslaco, TX 78596                         Fax:     956-968-6451
                                                 Website: www.weslaco.com

December 29, 2009                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Select a slogan for the Weslaco Census efforts!

WESLACO, TX - The Weslaco Complete Count Committee, a local group of citizens assisting with the 2010 U.S. Census, is looking for a slogan for the Weslaco Census count. The Census, which is conducted every 10 years, will be conducted this spring. It is very important that every resident of Weslaco be counted! An accurate census count of Weslaco will help the community in many ways, some of those include:
-       Allows Weslaco to participate in the $300+ billion in federal funds to assist our area in many ways. State funds are also distributed based on census figures.
-       Transportation needs and funding for highways is determined by the population.
-       An accurate count will direct funds to the area to assist people in poverty.
-       The population count assists in attracting new businesses.
-       Census numbers reapportion the United States House of Representative seats and therefore will better represent Weslaco's needs in Washington D.C.
-       The census assists in the planning for hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and other vital health services.

To participate in the Weslaco Census Slogan contest, please submit a three to five word slogan that will best explain to Weslaco residents why it is critical that Weslaco citizens must be counted in the 2010 Census. Submission deadline is Wednesday, January 13, 2010. The winning entry will be recognized with a photo in the local paper and will be awarded valuable coupons from local merchants.

Send your entry to:
Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce
P O Box 8398
301 W. Railroad
Weslaco, TX 78596

Phone: 968-2102
Fax: 968-6451
E-mail: chamber@weslaco.com

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