Faces of Ohio 4-H

Pat received the Meritorious Service Award in 2019.

Each month we highlight an Ohio 4-H alum. They have amazing stories to share, from their personal experience in 4-H to how they have given back to the program. This month we feature Pat Baldinger, a 4-H volunteer and alumna from Marion County.

Pat Baldinger has given a lifetime of service to Ohio 4-H. Pat was a 4-H member for ten years and for the past 60 years has served as an advisor for the Green Camp Shamrocks in Marion County.  Her club has completed a variety of service projects like planting flowers at the Green Camp cemetery and local community center, but she is proudest of her work with the Marion County 4-H Council milkshake stand. Held each year at the Marion County Fair, the stand provides $6-7,000 in funds to support 4-H programs in the county and Pat is there each day from sunup to sundown. And thanks to new procedures she implemented to increase income, profits from the stand nearly doubled in 1990. Pat is great role model and #TrueLeader for her youth and 4-H! Pat Baldiner being honored at the Marion County Fair.