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3/9/2020 - SpringFest 2020 to Be Held at Van Derveer Elementary - Count On Having Family Fun!

SpringFest 2020 to Be Held at Van Derveer Elementary - Count On Having Family Fun!

SOMERVILLE – Jump into Spring! Somerset County Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson invites everyone to attend SpringFest 2020 on Saturday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Van Derveer Elementary School, located at 51 Union Ave., Somerville. The festival is sponsored by Somerset County and the United States Census Bureau.

“Don’t miss this free family event, which will feature games and activities, prize drawings, giveaways, free pizza and other treats,” said Freeholder Director Robinson. “SpringFest 2020 will offer an interactive mix of fun for the family and important information about the 2020 Census survey as well as valuable information about Somerset County’s programs and services.”

Adults will have the opportunity to learn details about the 2020 Census survey and connect with community service providers to obtain information about transportation services, food assistance, social services, healthcare, housing, employment with the U.S. Census Bureau and other jobs. Translators who are fluent in Chinese, Gujarati and Spanish will also be available to assist residents.

“Not only will this festival be a great way for families to enjoy their Saturday,” said Somerset County Freeholder Brian Levine, “but if you bring the code that is included in your Census 2020 invitation you can complete the census online.”

Why is the 2020 Census important?

Providing information to the once-a-decade census survey will help your community gain funding for programs such as emergency services, money for schools, affordable housing and new roads.

2020 Census information is confidential!

The U.S. Census Bureau gathers current statistics about the population and its economy. Information that is collected by the census is completely confidential since the federal government is required by law to protect the privacy of every participant.

As a partner of the U.S. Census Bureau, Somerset County is committed to ensuring that “everyone counts,” through inclusion, innovation in public service, and by promoting the well-being of all residents and their communities through effective, efficient and responsive leadership.

Kids can visit the county clerk’s office on wheels.

Stop by the Somerset County Clerk’s mobile office at SpringFest where residents can apply for a U.S. passport, get sworn in as a Notary Public ( you must have a Notary Commission Certificate), apply for a veteran’s I.D., peddler’s license, a Goldstar Parent I.D., or file military discharge papers and get information about voter registration.

The county clerk will administer a special “oath of office” to young residents making them Junior Clerks, and they will receive a special sticker to mark their new position in office.

For more information about SpringFest 2020, call Somerset County Community Development at 908-541-5756.

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