Saturday event aimed at increasing census returns

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Horry County is hosting a census drive to help urge residents to fill out and mail back their census forms.

March to the Mailbox, which is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Carolina Forest ball fields on International Drive, next to the fire station, is free and open to the public, and is held in conjunction with the Census Bureau, which is working with communities across the country to hold special community outreach events in low-responding tracts and urge those residents to fill out and mail back their census forms. The Carolina Forest area was one of the five lowest census tracts in Horry County during the 2000 Census.

March to the Mailbox will feature Horry County public safety vehicles, including a fire truck, ambulance and police car for the public to see up close. There will also be games, entertainment, free food and drink, color stations and giveaways.

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