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School Kids Help Spread Message to Be Counted

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Brady Johnson
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Kids perform motions as they sing the Census Song.

Elementary school children are helping Davenport get the word out about this year's census. This afternoon, kindergartners through 2nd graders at All Saints Catholic School sang the Census Song (lyrics below).

Michelle O'Neill reports it's all in preparation for Census Day, on April 1st.

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Kurt Allemeier, Content Development Specialist for the city, says the goal is to tell everyone about the census and how important it is to participate.

Ten years ago, he says some parts of the city were missed. And Davenport officials want to increase participation from around 80% to 100%. 

Census notifications will be sent out shortly as well as reminders on billboards. Information about being counted online is HERE.

Everyone Counts Song Lyrics by Michelle O'Neill on Scribd

Officially, Michelle's title is WVIK News Editor which really just means she wears many hats, doing everything there is to do in the newsroom and around the radio station. She's a multimedia journalist and serves as Assignment Editor, reporter, radio news producer, copy editor, announcer, news anchor/host, and photographer. She also writes and produces content for WVIK.org and social media and trains interns.
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