Posted on April 19, 2011 at 1:51 PM by Global Reach
Pat Hill was raised on a farm near Thor in Humboldt County. She started 4-H when she was ten years old and belonged to the Beaver Wide Awake 4-H Club. She began with a horse project and the required home economics projects to demonstrate at the Humboldt County Fair. She has maintained generations of her original horse to this day. When she graduated from high school Pat became a 4-H Club Leader and has been a leader for 35 years in Humboldt County. Currently, she is a co-leader for the Bits & Bridles 4-H Club that generally has horse projects, but members have other animals and projects as well. Pat heads the horse project area for the Humboldt County Fair and takes care of judges, advertising, trophies, sponsors, and announcing at the horse show. Pat also helps manage the 4-H Livestock Auction at the Humboldt County Fair, keeping track of weights, bids, and buyers. She also helps club members cook and serve at the 4-H Food-stand during the fair. A little over a year ago, she started serving on the new Humboldt County 4-H Foundation Board. This past year the 4-H Foundation Board raised funds for scholarships and conferences with an auction, food-stand sales, and donations. Pat is very involved in Humboldt County charitable and service organizations; Lion’s Club, FSA Board, Beaver Township Clerk, Department of Human Services, Angel Gift Tag Tree, and on council of Western Iowa Synod for Evangelical Lutheran Churches. Pat said the best things about 4-H are having such a wonderful family oriented program and great way to meet people.