Bob Hendricks, of Scio, a 20-year Ruritan member, was tapped as Citizen of the Year by Scio Dining Fork Ruritan Club.
He has been an active member of Scio and Harrison County communities for many years as a Scio business owner and serving as mayor of Scio. Hendricks is the vice chairman of the Harrison County Community Improvement Committee (CIC).
Being an active participant in the area’s Big Brothers and Sisters board, he has sponsored many activities for children involved with the program, besides personally assuming the role of “Big Brother” to many participants.
He entertains at the county home and nursing homes by playing his guitar and singing some of his original songs.
After a recent fire at his historic building, located on Main St. in Scio, he restored the building instead of destroying it, adding to the ambiance of the village’s storefronts. He donated vintage barn lumber for Scio’s Veterans Covered bridge, the first bridge on Conotton Creek Bike Trail.
He also constructed his own covered bridge over McQuire Creek in Carroll County’s historic Algonquin Mill area on SR 332.