There's the saying, 'It Takes a Village' and one North Platte man is being honored for his work in the community.
On Friday, community leaders gathered at the Holiday Inn Express in North Platte for the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation's annual Red and Black Buffet.
Pat Keenan is this year's pick for the foundation's award for his years of involvement in local organizations. He says it's an honor to be recognized by his peers.
"Like many of these people like myself, we've been able to see what the foundation has done for others and it's really exciting to be part of it and it's really nice to be part of that group," said Patrick Keenan, this year's award recipient.
The year marks the foundation's 40th year.