Week in McLean

Week in McLean

Mission Services in Tysons Adds 400 New Jobs

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced that Mission Services Inc. (MSI), which provides IT support services for federal agencies, will invest $820,000 and create 400 new jobs to expand its operation in Fairfax County. Virginia successfully competed against Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Ohio and Texas for the project.

Founded in 2010, MSI is based in the Tysons Corner area. It emphasizes intelligence analysis, cybersecurity, enterprise architecture, systems engineering, and program management support. MSI has cleared staff deployed on four continents providing support to federal and commercial clients.

MSI has more than doubled its square footage on Jones Branch Drive in the last six months.

Claude Moore Farm Presents Colonial Tobacco Harvest

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, will host Colonial Tobacco Harvest on Saturday, Aug. 19, 1-4 p.m.

Tobacco was an important crop in Colonial Virginia, used as currency by the Claude Moore Colonial Farm family to buy supplies and other goods. Help the farm family harvest their tobacco crop. Gather the cut plants and hang on sticks to cure in the Tobacco Barn. Educational and fun. Regular admission; free parking; directions and more information at www.1771.org.

Fundraiser to Support SHARE of McLean

A fundraiser for SHARE, Inc. of McLean has been announced by HBC Group’s (Keller Williams Realty) Community Charity Champions. Come to dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pulcinella Italian Host in McLean to support SHARE. Enjoy dinner and know that approximately 70 percent of the proceeds from food and drink will go to SHARE as long as the diner brings the flyer for the event. Contact HBC Group at 703-734-0192 or visit www.HBCGroupKW.com to receive a flyer.

SHARE, Inc. of McLean is a non-profit, nonsectarian, all-volunteer community relief organization helping people in need in McLean, Great Falls and Pimmit Hills area for more than 45 years. They provide assistance through their food pantry, where people and families in need throughout the community can go for assistance with groceries. SHARE also provides emergency financial assistance, used furniture pick-up and delivery, distributes grocery gift cards at Thanksgiving and the holidays, holiday gifts, and school supplies.

Sponsors of the event are: Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy with the HBC Group of Keller Williams Realty, Marcus Simon with EKKO Title, Kevin Dougherty of Pillar to Post, Kathy and Justin Neal of The Neal Team/SunTrust Mortgage, Jim Harris of BOWA, The McLean Chamber of Commerce, and Moe Jebali with Pulcinella Italian Host.

Used Book Sale To Be Held at Spring Hill Recreation Center

The McLean Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host its annual Used Book Sale on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1 at the Spring Hill Recreation Center, 1239 Spring Hill Road, McLean. The sale hours are Friday 9 a.m.-7p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday noon-4 p.m. An added feature this year will be the auction of a signed Washington National Max Scherzer shirt and cap.

For 48 years with Book Sale proceeds, the McLean Area AAUW Branch has raised more than $550,000 for fellowships, scholarships, and grants and has endowed an American Fellowship, International Fellowship, and two Research & Projects Grants. Nationally AAUW is one of the largest sources of funding for graduate women. For the 2017-2018 academic year AAUW provided more than $3.7 million for 250 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations.