By KATINA WATT      News-Herald Staff Writer

HOPEDALE – If you have been in Harrison County for very long, chances are you know Don Richards.  Richards face can be seen at most Harrison Central sports events, area American Legion activities, and pretty much anywhere that a fundraiser for community groups is taking place, and after 48 years of service to Cadiz Post 34, his peers were able to surprise him with the 2012 Legionnaire of the Year Award recently.

“It was such a surprise to me,” Richards shared, “and what an honor.”

Details of the presentation and Richards dedication to serving, are featured in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.