Claude is the owner of Dixie Equipment, working at the plant to dismantle the old units 1, 2, and 3. He has over 100 people working for him at Sandow and most of those are local people.
He has been in Rockdale for a year and during that time he has ingratiated himself with many of the organizations in town because he is so good to help with their fund-raisers.
Claude has helped with the Fire Department, Police Officer Banquet, Ag Boosters, Chuck Betchan Scholarship Dance, Lions' Club, Youth Baseball, Relay for Life, Rotary Club, MARC Center, and the Dewberry Fun Run. Not only has he donated money but he has also donated his time for the events.
He says he loves Rockdale and the people here. Wherever he works he tries to help the community in ways such as he has done here and his efforts are very appreciated.
We appreciate Claude Hendrickson for his caring spirit and his involvement in the community.
We also appreciate Love's Flowers & Gifts, Tisket A Tasket, and El Torito Mexican Restaurant for the gifts they provide our Local Hero each week.
If you would like to nominate a local hero, those who work selflessly for our community, call the Chamber of Commerce at 446- 2030. This honor will be given to people who work hard to make our community better.—Denice Doss, Chamber president