On Dec. 6, 2017, Councilmember Charles Allen hosted the 11th Annual Ward 6 Brickie Awards and community celebration. The awards are an annual celebration of the people, places, and organizations that make the Ward 6 community great, and were the biggest yet. Begun 10 years ago by then–Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells as the Livable Walkable Awards with engraved bricks as a special honor, the event was nicknamed “The Brickies” by Andrew Lightman.

“This is a big night out for Ward 6 each year—neighbors enjoying food, music, and having some fun as we hand out bricks to recognize some of the important contributions from neighbors, organizations, and businesses,” said Councilmember Allen. “Every year, I feel lucky to recognize some great folks and this year is no exception.”

The Brickies took place at the new home of the Capital Yacht Club at The Wharf (800 Wharf St. SW, Washington, DC, 20024). The event was open and free to all Ward 6 residents.

The award winners for the evening were:

Andy Litsky | 2017 Public Service Award

Bailiwick Clothing | 2017 Civic Pride Award

East City Bookshop | 2017 Business Awards

John “PeterBug” Matthews | 2017 Neighbor Award

DC Diaper Bank | 2017 Community Organization Award

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