9TH Annual Ducky Birts Foundation Medallion Awards

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LDC’s Ken Washington and City Commission candidate Omar Sabir share a few laughs with host Ducky Birts.

LDC’s Ken Washington and City Commission candidate Omar Sabir share a few laughs with host Ducky Birts.

SHARING moment with Donald “Ducky” Birts, whose name will soon be seen on several food products at local ShopRites, are Hal & Sue Rosenthal and Linda Belt Bey.

SHARING moment with Donald “Ducky” Birts, whose name will soon be seen on several food products at local ShopRites, are Hal & Sue Rosenthal and Linda Belt Bey.

TURNAROUND is fair play as we captured this photo of Photographer Bobby Mendelsohn with man of the hour Ducky Birts.

TURNAROUND is fair play as we captured this photo of Photographer Bobby Mendelsohn with man of the hour Ducky Birts.

LONG-TIME champion for PHA residents Asia Coney wishes Ducky Birts well on his Foundation’s new building.

LONG-TIME champion for PHA residents Asia Coney wishes Ducky Birts well on his Foundation’s new building.

SID BOOKER and friend welcome councilmanic candidate Derek Green to gala.          Photo by Joe Stivala

SID BOOKER and friend welcome councilmanic candidate Derek Green to gala. Photo by Joe Stivala

CANDIDATES at Birts gala included Lisa Deeley, Cindy Bass and Frank Rizzo. Photo by Joe Stivala

CANDIDATES at Birts gala included Lisa Deeley, Cindy Bass and Frank Rizzo. Photo by Joe Stivala

HONOREES at Donald Ducky Birts Foundation Medallion gala included honorees and other invited guests. They include Sid Booker, seated by his side, and flanked by the Rev. Bonnie Camarda. Others identified included Jim Tayoun, Chad Don Lassiter, Al Taubenberger, mayoral candidate Jim Kenney, Councilwoman Cindy Bass, Scott Bass and Judge Jimmy DeLeon.  Photo by Robert Mendelsohn

HONOREES at Donald Ducky Birts Foundation Medallion gala included honorees and other invited guests. They include Sid Booker, seated by his side, and flanked by the Rev. Bonnie Camarda. Others identified included Jim Tayoun, Chad Don Lassiter, Al Taubenberger, mayoral candidate Jim Kenney, Councilwoman Cindy Bass, Scott Bass and Judge Jimmy DeLeon. Photo by Robert Mendelsohn

HOST DONALD “Ducky” Birts being presented with own food line, provided by Jerry T. Ridgley, owner of Justia Trademarks, meats and processed food products and Chumpies potato chips. The Ducky Birts foods will consist of eggs and chicken products. Photo by Solomon T. Williams

HOST DONALD “Ducky” Birts being presented with own food line, provided by Jerry T. Ridgley, owner of Justia Trademarks, meats and processed food products and Chumpies potato chips. The Ducky Birts foods will consist of eggs and chicken products. Photo by Solomon T. Williams

MEDALLION Recipients and a former Recipient including Sara Lomax Reese, president and general manager of WURD Radio, State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, chairwoman of Penna. Legislative Black Caucus, and Sandra Dungee Glenn, president of American Cities Foundation. Stephanie Cain, 2nd from left, is standing with models wearing furs from Zinman Furs.                    Photo by Solomon T. Williams

MEDALLION Recipients and a former Recipient including Sara Lomax Reese, president and general manager of WURD Radio, State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, chairwoman of Penna. Legislative Black Caucus, and Sandra Dungee Glenn, president of American Cities Foundation. Stephanie Cain, 2nd from left, is standing with models wearing furs from Zinman Furs. Photo by Solomon T. Williams

NECC Director Al Taubenberger receives his Medallion with great thank-you speech. Photo by Leona Dixon

NECC Director Al Taubenberger receives his Medallion with great thank-you speech. Photo by Leona Dixon

SARAH Lomax Reese thanks David and Ducky for award. Photo by Leona Dixon

SARAH Lomax Reese thanks David and Ducky for award. Photo by Leona Dixon

COUNCILMAN Ed Neilson was one of two elected city officials honored this year.  Photo by Leona Dixon

COUNCILMAN Ed Neilson was one of two elected city officials honored this year. Photo by Leona Dixon

SCOOP Publisher and Editor Sonny Driver is all smiles at receiving his honor. Photo by Leona Dixon

SCOOP Publisher and Editor Sonny Driver is all smiles at receiving his
honor. Photo by Leona Dixon

DAVID and Donald “Ducky” Birts award Chad Don Lassiter his Medallion.    Photo by Leona Dixon

DAVID and Donald “Ducky” Birts award Chad Don Lassiter his Medallion. Photo by Leona Dixon

SOME OF honorees were rounded up for this photo.    Photo by Leona Dixon

SOME OF honorees were rounded up for this photo. Photo by Leona Dixon

COUNCILWOMAN Cindy Bass and her husband Scott were honored.   Photo by Leona Dixon

COUNCILWOMAN Cindy Bass and her husband Scott were honored. Photo by Leona Dixon

OUR photojournalist Leona Dixon accepts award for Public Record Publisher Jim Tayoun, who regretfully had to leave before awards took place.    Photo by Robert Mendelsohn

OUR photojournalist Leona Dixon accepts award for Public Record Publisher Jim Tayoun, who regretfully had to leave before awards took place. Photo by Robert Mendelsohn

TWO City Commissioner candidates, Omar Sabir and Lisa Deeley, though seeking same elective posts, remain strong friends.

TWO City Commissioner candidates, Omar Sabir and Lisa Deeley, though seeking same elective posts, remain strong friends.

AMONG attendees at 3801 Market St. Birts Foundation gala were Patty Jackson, WDAS MC Doug Henderson, and honoree Earl Harvey. Photo by Leona Dixon

AMONG attendees at 3801 Market St. Birts Foundation gala were Patty Jackson, WDAS MC Doug Henderson, and honoree Earl Harvey. Photo by Leona Dixon

LDC’s Ken Washington and his wife, Janet, were enjoying gala. Ken is also Recording Secretary for Phila.  Council AFL-CIO.

LDC’s Ken Washington and his wife, Janet, were enjoying gala. Ken is also Recording Secretary for Phila. Council AFL-CIO.

SENIOR Publishers and award winners included Sonny Driver and Jim Tayoun.    Photo by Joe Stivala

SENIOR Publishers and award winners included Sonny Driver and Jim Tayoun. Photo by Joe Stivala

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