Posted on August 21, 2023 at 2:07 PM by Emily Saveraid
The 4-H pledge has been a part of Pat Lehner’'s life since she joined the Plymouth Peppers 4-H Club in the 1970s. She was active in the 4-H program as a Jr. Leader for the Eager Beavers 4-H Club, served on the 4-H County Council, and was a member of the 4-H Clover Singers who performed for residents at local nursing homes.
Pat met her husband through 4-H, and they will celebrate their 50th anniversary this fall. Together they have three grown children (and two sons-in-law) - all three children and one son-in-law were 4-H members in Plymouth County. They have seven grandchildren, three of whom were 4-H members in Pocahontas County.
Pat's role in 4-H continued when she took on a leader position with the Grant Clever Clovers 4-H Club when her children were nearly 4-H age. She has worked along several outstanding women and together they instilled leadership, citizenship, community service and life-long skills to young girls and boys in the club. Pat is currently in her 43rd year as leader and has 32 members in the club.
Her 4-H leadership career has included serving on the 4-H and Youth Committee, Plymouth County Extension Council, and various committees such as the Record Keeping Committee. These positions have allowed Pat to see how our local 4-H program works from many different angles.
Her extended involvement (along with her family) includes managing the Plymouth County Fair rentals, Winter storage, and groundskeeping. She has also taken Grand Champion photos at the Plymouth County Fair for our Farm Bureau for several years.
Pat has watched hundreds of youngsters grow into awesome young adults who are ready to go out and do great things. Those 4-H Alumni have a special place in her heart, as do many of the 4-H friends she has met along the way.