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Braddock District Residents Recognized at Best of Braddock Awards

The annual awards ceremony celebrates community achievements and the volunteer efforts of Braddock District residents.

Representatives from the Friends of the Burke Centre Library receive the award for Organization Making a Difference in the Community. Photo Credit: Sherell Williams
Representatives from the Friends of the Burke Centre Library receive the award for Organization Making a Difference in the Community. Photo Credit: Sherell Williams
More than 100 residents gathered in Braddock Hall at the Kings Park Library in Burke Wednesday night to celebrate the achievements of Braddock District residents at the annual Best of Braddock Awards.

"This is about all of the good people in the community who step up and make the Braddock District a better place to live," said Braddock District Supervisor John Cook during his remarks.

The Best of Braddock awards are awarded every year by the Braddock District Council (BDC). Cook also co-sponsors the event.

See a full list of the award winners and why they were chosen here
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"We may not be unique from other communities in Fairfax County, but we come close in the way we carry out our volunteer activism and that makes us special... We're just so impressed with all of you," said Cook.

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11th) echoed Cook's comments about the importance of acknowledging people in the community who help make a difference where they live.

"[Volunteerism is] what makes our country and our county great and it's something we take for granted. Thank you for the work that you do," said Connolly.

Local officials in attendance to help hand out the awards in addition to Cook and Connolly included: Del. David Bulova (D-37th), Del. Eileen-Filler Corn (D-41st), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-37th) and Sen. Chap Petersen (D-34th).

Prior to the awards ceremony, residents enjoyed food provided by Red, Hot, and Blue and cake as part of the Braddock District annual picnic.

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