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Inkster matriarch says the Census is important

Pearl Barden, a beautiful young woman, who will soon be 90 years old credits her longevity to the love of GOD.

Mrs. Barden came to the City of Inkster in 1945 from Triggs County, Georgia. She and her husband raised 12 children in their original Inkster home.

Her advice to mothers and grandmothers is to remind and encourage their families that they have the responsibility of completing the Census. She wants them to help bring federal funding to the community by taking 10 minutes to complete the Census at or call 1-800-923-8282.

She is looking forward to participating in the "Cruise for the Count" motorcade on July 3, 2020, at 12:30 pm. Elected officials, staff, community members and business owners will meet at Burger Baylor School located at 28865 Carlysle Rd in Inkster. Tshirts and banners will be provided. See Curtisene Barge, Inkster Complete Count Coordinator upon your arrival.

Mrs. Barden is a woman of faith and she worships at One Mission Church, under the leadership of her grandson Antonio Wimberly. She is also the grandmother of Patrick Wimberly who is currently the Mayor of City of Inkster.

She has 12 children, 19 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Her greatest joy is her family.


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