I got a call today from Gene Britt of Princeton. He'd read our story about census participation and wanted to know how he could get a form. Though many of his neighbors get home mail delivery, he gets his through a post-office box and because of that, he didn't get his form in the mail.
"I would like to fill one out, but I don't know how to get one," Britt said.
It's difficult to tell how many folks in Johnston County are in Britt's position, but the U.S. Census Bureau wants to make sure he's counted. Their Web site asks anyone who didn't get a form by Monday (April 12) to pick up and fill out a "Be Counted" form.
Here are some of the places where those forms are available:
-Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action, 101 N. Fourth St. Forms are available from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; someone's there to help people fill out forms from 2 till 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
-Johnston County Board of Elections, 205 S. Second St. Forms are available from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
-Johnston County Mental Health, 521 N. Bright Leaf Blvd. Forms are available from 8 a.m till 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Someone's there to help people fill out forms from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.
-Benson Chamber of Commerce, 303 E. Church St. Forms are available from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; someone’s there to help fill out forms from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
-Wilson’s Mills Town Hall, 101 Railroad St. Forms are available from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. on Fridays. Someone’s there to help from 11:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. weekdays.
-Princeton Town Hall, 503 Dr. Donnie H. Jones Jr. Blvd. Forms are available from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. weekdays with help available from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.
-Four Oaks Town Hall, 304 N. Main St. Forms are available from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. weekdays.
-Partnership for Children of Johnston County, 1406-A S. Pollock St. Forms are available from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Census Bureau site doesn't list any Clayton locations.