Andrus named Citizen of the Year

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 16, 2019

From staff reports

BRIDGE CITY —Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held its 59th Annual Banquet on Monday, at the Bridge City Elementary School.  The Chamber strives to make this event fun and lively every year.

Good old Cajun music provided by the Gulf Coast Playboys band set the tempo for the “Taste of the Bayou” as attendees sampled food and beverages from: Brick Oven Pizza, Caryn’s Bakery, Chicken Express, Domino’s, Fresh Prep, Gulf Coast Cajuns, Judices Cajun Café, Las Rosas Mexican Restaurant, Seafood Shack, Sweet Bee Boutique & Desserts, Texas Roadhouse, and The Stuffed Mushroom, and Tico’s Cuban Café.  Don Bonnin provided a Sports Memorabilia Auction with a wide variety of items for guests to bid on.

Chris Slaughter wowed the crowd with his amazing vocals while singing the National Anthem acapella.  Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Kirk Ellender.

The first award of the evening, Bridge City Chamber Citizen of the Year went to Eric Andrus.  

Andrus was presented with a two foot tall Batman as he was told he won ‘Batman of the Year’.

Eric Michael Andrus is the son of Thomas and Carolyn Andrus of Bridge City, Texas.  Eric has lived in Bridge City all his life graduating from Bridge City High School in 2001.  His family opened Central Office Supply in 1975. In 2005, Eric took over the family business and renamed it COS Printing.  Eric joined the Bridge City/Orangefield Rotary Club in April 2007 and has received the following Rotary Club awards, recognition, and activities: Paul Harris Fellow, Past President, District Spotlight Award, Rotarian of the Year, Roll of Fame, and the Presidential Citation Award 2014.  

Andrus served as Bridge City Chamber President in 2011 and currently serves as Ambassador Vice Chair and on the Board of Directors.  As an Ambassador for the chamber, Eric has chaired numerous Murder Mystery Dinner events as well as many others. He has also received the following Bridge City Chamber of Commerce awards:  Business of the Month November 2011, Business of the Month July 2018 and Business