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Week in Vienna

Oakton Church Collects Blankets for Syrian Refugees

The Oakton meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will serve as a local collection point for a county effort to donate blankets to refugees of the Syrian Civil War now residing in Turkey. In support of the drive to provide aid to those in Fairfax County’s sister district of Keçiören in Ankara, the Fairfax County Government assisted by the Fairfax Interfaith Clergy Leadership Council has invited local residents to donate, and to help receive, box, and load the blankets at collection points. The drive’s goal is to fill a shipping container to send to Turkey, where a local relief agency will distribute the blankets to thousands of refugee families who will soon face harsh winter weather, volunteers said.

Bring washed and folded blankets (new or gently used) to: 2719 Hunter Mill Rd. in Oakton. Donations will be accepted Saturday, Dec. 7, between 9 and 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Hugh Redd at hredd@me.com, or visit hizmetrelief.org/syrian-refugees.

Little League Registration

Vienna Little League is open for registration for the spring season, to include baseball players 5-12 years old. Registration for the players is available at www.vll.org. Also, 2014 will be the 75th anniversary year celebration for Little League.

Work Session Added To Discuss Town’s Class And Comp Study

A work session will be held immediately following the Vienna Town Council’s regular meeting scheduled for Monday, Dec.16, at 8 p.m. in Town Council Chambers, 127 Center Street S. The work session will focus on the status of the first phase of the Town’s classification and compensation study which is the results of the market study. The findings will be presented by Management Advisory Group, Inc. (MAG), the Town’s consultants for this project.

Town Council will not take formal action during the work session, but will instead provide guidance to staff and the consultants on how to move forward with the classification and compensation study. The public is invited to attend the meeting; however, public comment is not permitted during work sessions.

For more information regarding the Town’s classification and compensation study, please contact Nancy McMahon, Administrative Services Director, at (703) 255-6351 or nmcmahon@viennava.gov.