The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held it’s 58th Annual Chamber Banquet, also known as the “Taste of the Bayou.”
The Chamber recognized three entities as “Business of the Year.” The City of Bridge City, Bridge City ISD and Orangefield ISD were honored for what they do for the community and the efforts put forth following Tropical Storm Harvey’s devastation to the area. In the photo above from left, BC Mayor David Rutledge, BCISD Board Member Mark Anderson and OF Supt. Dr. Stephen Patterson.
The same could be said for Jeepers for Jesus, recognized as the Citizens Non-Profit of the Year. Founded by Scot Shaffer, the group was formed in 2014 for those with a love for Jesus and Jeeps. They also helped many people during and after Harvey, including distribution of 30,000 gallons of cleaning chemicals to needy families.
Brandy Slaughter was given Lifetime status with the BC Chamber Ambassador’s and Scot Shaffer was honored with the Ambassador of the Year.
Terri Gauthier, city councilwoman and local businesswoman, received the gavel as the incoming chamber president.
photo by Chris Slaughter