PULLMAN, Wash. — Pat Dixon Hawkins, a long-time Clark County 4-H volunteer, has been inducted posthumously into the Washington state 4-H Hall of Fame.
Hawkins, who made her home in Battleground, was a 4-H leader in Clark County for 27 years. She started the Charter Oaks Community Club, which included many project areas. She had a lot of energy and innovative ideas and supported and encouraged youth, sometimes starting new projects to fit their interests.
She served in all offices of the Battle Ground Area IV 4-H Association and the Clark County 4-H Leaders’ Council. She served as the garden and cat superintendent and of various home economic activities, including Fashion Review at the Clark County Fair. She was named Outstanding 4-H Leader of the Year for Clark County in 1987.
Hawkins was a member of the Advisory Board of North Clark County Social Services and was an instrumental part in organizing that social services group.
Hawkins died in 1992.
A total of 122 people have been inducted into the State 4-H Hall of Fame since it was created in 2001.
The Washington State University Extension 4-H program is a community of young people who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Adult leaders are integral to its success. 4-H’er’s participate in such projects and programs as animal science, the Know Your Government Conference, Science Camp-in, technology, photography and in cultural exchanges.
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