SHADY OAKS CAMP: David Swanson, middle, is pictured with Dixie Chopper’s Eli Kean, left, and Sierra Kennedy, right.
LOVING HANDS DADE CITY: Standing left to right are Nathan Christopher, Michael Vericella, Scott Farquhar, Freddy Isaacs, Billy Rotunda, Jay (Jeffery) Hinman and Glenn Vicari. Sitting on the mower is Chip Moses. Not pictured is Wendell Wilson, founder of Loving Hands Dade City.This summer, Dixie Chopper of Coatesville, Ind., gave back to local communities through equipment donations and honoring active and retired hometown heroes.
In August, Dixie Chopper donated a Classic 3360W to Shady Oaks Camp, a special needs facility in Homer Glen, Ill. Shady Oaks Camp provides children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities the opportunity to enjoy camp activities like swimming, field trips, and campfire gatherings during the summer.
A Shady Oaks camper reached out to Dixie Chopper and explained the camp’s need for a mower that could make it easier to maintain the 30-acre property.
“Before we received the Dixie Chopper Classic, it took us two to three days to cut the grass at Shady Oaks,” said Scott Steele, executive director of Shady Oaks Camp. “But now with the Classic, we can get it done in half a day. Without the Dixie Chopper Classic, it would have been difficult to upkeep the grounds this fall.”
Also in August, Dixie Chopper donated a Kawasaki-powered Silver Eagle 2760 to Loving Hands Dade City, in Dade City, Fla. Loving Hands Dade City is an 18-month program that rehabilitates men who are experiencing life-controlling problems.
Dixie Chopper recently extended a Hometown Heroes program that offers a $250 mail-in rebate on up to two new Dixie Chopper lawn mowers. All active or retired members of the U.S. military, police, fire, EMT and paramedic services are eligible for the program.
Retired Tech Sergeant Gene Shedd used the Hometown Heroes rebate to purchase a Magnum 2250R. “Some of my military disabilities are neck, shoulders and back problems, which were aggravated by the conventional steering of my previous mower,” Shedd said. “I am amazed at how much easier it is to mow with my Dixie Chopper. Before I used to dread cutting grass, and now I enjoy it.”
Dixie Chopper mowers are proudly made in the USA, and Dixie Chopper believes it is important to give back to the American heroes among us.
“Because of our deep roots in the green industry, we feel it is our duty to give back to the people who have supported us for nearly 35 years,” said Chris Vernon, vice president and general manager of Dixie Chopper. “We will continue to support industry causes and stay connected to local communities across the nation.”
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