GREENFIELD — One local man recently received an award for 50 years of service to the community.

Henry G. Richey of Greenfield was honored Nov. 10 by the Hancock County Masonic Lodge for active service to Greenfield and Hancock County. Richey was born in Greenfield in 1940 and has lived in the town ever since.

Richey contributes to philanthropy in a variety of ways, said daughter April Patterson. Earlier this year, Richey received the Greenfield-Central High School athletic award for 50 years of supporting GCHS athletics, she said.

“He is proud to have been to every home football game in the last 50 years to be part of the ‘chain gang,’” Patterson said in an email.

Richey also has received the “Sertoman of the Year” award for his work with the Greenfield Sertoma (Service to Mankind) organization.

Richey was inspired to a life of philanthropy by a son of Eli Lilly, who he met at a social gathering many years ago, he said.

“He didn’t ask me about my job or what I was doing for the company,” he said. “He asked what I was doing for my community.”