<bt>Loudoun County is offering five locations for residents to drop off their Christmas trees for recycling.
Through Friday, Jan. 20, Christmas trees will be accepted free of charge at the following locations:
* Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Use Loudoun Park Lane entrance.
* Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Drive, Purcellville. Open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
* Lovettsville Game Protective Association, 16 S. Berlin Pike, Lovettsville.
* Loudoun County Landfill, 20939 Evergreen Mills Road (Route 621), Leesburg. Open Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
* South Riding, in the parking lot near Town Hall; located at the corner of South Riding Boulevard and Center Street.
The drop-off program is not available to Christmas tree vendors with multiple trees to recycle. Christmas tree vendors should contact the Loudoun County Office of Solid Waste Management at 703-777-0187 for additional recycling options.
Residents who receive regular curbside recycling service should contact their homeowners association, town office or curbside service provider for Christmas tree collection schedules and information.
Christmas trees should be free of all decorations, lights, wire, stand, bag and netting so that the trees may be processed into a clean mulch product. Free mulch is available year-round to Loudoun residents at the Loudoun County landfill.
Call the Loudoun County Recycling Hotline, 703-771-5318 or visit www.loudoun.gov/oswm.
<bt>Sens. Bill Mims and Russ Potts and Dels. Joe May, Bob Marshall, Tom Rust and Delegates-elect David Poisson and Chuck Caputo will hold a town meeting for Loudoun citizens Thursday, Jan. 5, prior to the 2006 General Assembly session.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m., in the Board of SupervisorsÕ hearing room, on the first floor of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., Leesburg.
The General Assembly session runs from Jan. 11-March 11.
<bt>The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is holding a town hall meeting on gangs, "Youth Gangs: A National Town Hall Meeting on Homegrown Terror," Jan. 11, from 6-8 p.m., at the Washington Hilton, International Ballroom, 1919 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Free transportation to and from the meeting, along with a free boxed dinner will be provided. Space is limited for the transportation and dinner. Contact Janet Clarke to reserve a place on the bus, firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-252-1172.
<bt>Loudoun County will hold a job fair focusing on summer employment opportunities with the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services (PRCS) Thursday, Jan. 5, from 4-7 p.m., in the first-floor Senior Center of the PRCS headquarters, 215 Depot Court, S.E. in Leesburg.
PRCS will be conducting on-site interviews for various positions in the summer day camp programs and at county swimming pools.
For more information, about the positions, including applications and recruitment numbers, visit www.loudoun.gov/hr/jobs.htm and click on Current Loudoun County Government Job Announcements. Note: Search for "All Jobs" and narrow the search to "Seasonal Only" or call the 24-Hour Jobline at 703-777-0536 to have an application mailed or e-mail email@example.com.