The Annual Brick Hero Awards will be held on Friday, February 21 at Brick Township High School, 346 Chambers Bridge Rd. Doors open at 6 pm and the ceremony begins at 7 pm. The event honors Brick residents and businesses that exhibit a remarkable effort to make the community a better place. The event will include performances by local school choirs, theatre groups, dance teams, and more.

The Brick Hero Awards are hosted by the Mayor’s Teen Advisory Council, known as “The Society” in Brick Township High School and Brick Memorial High School. This year’s ceremony will feature remarks from Mayor John Ducey, Township Council and Sue McNamara, Director of Planning, Research, & Evaluation for Brick Township Public Schools. The goal of the Brick Hero Awards is to create a school and community effort to award acts of kindness and put those who actively do good deeds in the spotlight.

Mayor John Ducey created the Brick Youth Initiative to give young people a greater voice in our community. Mayor Ducey regularly meets with the Teen Advisory Councils at each high school to discuss Brick Township and listen to their thoughts and suggestions. “Our young people are a vital part of Brick Township and its future,” Mayor Ducey said. “I see how remarkable they are, with great ideas for our town and our future, and want them to grow and succeed into adults that carry with them the importance of being civic-minded and giving back to their community.”

All proceeds from this year’s event will go to the Brick Teen Center, Lounge 270. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults and can be purchased at the door. For more information on the award ceremony or to nominate someone in the community who exemplifies being a hero in everyday life email Brandi White at bwhite@twp.brick.nj.us.