PORTALES (KSEL)- The Roosevelt County Chamber and the Roosevelt County Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census will host a Community Night In on Facebook Live Saturday, May 2 from 3-8 p.m.
Per the press release, the event will feature close to a dozen local musicians in their living rooms playing everything from Country and Western to jazz as well as Spanish music. The lineup includes local recording sensation Will Banister, ENMU music instructor Travis Irwin, Andy Mason with originals and children’s and Spanish music. Allen Valdez who operates Lute of Orpheus Productions will entertain with jazz while other performers will include a variety of pop and folk music.
A variety of local personalities will be guest hosts, including Don Thomas of Central Christian Church, Roosevelt County Commission Chair Matt Hunton and others.
In the breaks, hosts will explain how easy it is to complete the 2020 Census and give away over $3,000 worth of door prizes including a Traeger grill from Ace Hardware and a Wyld Gear cooler from Creighton’s Town & Country. There will also be gift cards to local restaurants as well as from Enchantment Vineyards and Roosevelt Brewing Company.
“We originally planned to have an outdoor event to promote a complete count in Roosevelt County,” said Complete Count Co-chair Johnny Montiel. “With the public health order restricting gatherings we just decided to take it online and the excitement it’s generating looks promising.”
“It’s important that everyone in our county completes the 2020 Census,” Montiel continued. “For every person that doesn’t get counted, we stand to lose as much as $3,000 in state and federal funding as well as grants.”