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Family Fun March 7 at Historic Courthouse

Hays CISD student groups – budding community leaders – are making sure everyone knows how important the 2020 Census is to education and so much more! Join them March 7 on the grounds of the historic Hays County Courthouse in San Marcos for a family-focused Everyone Counts! event that will also honor Texas Independence Day.

Hays CISD student Keira Redburn, a fifth-grader at Elm Grove Elementary, recently met with the Hays County Complete Count Committee to tell members that Hays CISD students have been working hard to make sure that everyone is counted during the upcoming Census.

Student groups have joined forces to offer free arts & crafts, face painting, speakers, and music from Elm Grove Elementary Choir, Johnson High School Black & Gold Choir, and Carpenter Hill Elementary Choir on Saturday, March 7, from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. Planned speakers include Dr. Mario Garza and Maria Rocha from the Indigenous Cultures Institute of San Marcos, Hays County Chief of Staff Alex Villalobos, and San Marcos City Councilman Mark Rockeymoore.

The students will also have a booth to collect donations for Hays CISD’s Hays Hope 2 Go, which will help end food insecurity for students who are facing economic hardships. Donations of Spaghettios (7.5oz), mac & cheese cups, granola bars, and oatmeal packets are especially appreciated. More info about Hope 2 Go is at

Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. The fun happens rain or shine – the event will move inside the Courthouse in case of bad weather. The County Courthouse is at 111 E. San Antonio St., on the Square in San Marcos.

For more information about why the Census is important to everyone, visit

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