A Hendry County resident has been named to the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame.
Patricia Ann Bosley began her 4-H experiences in 1978 in a small community between Clewiston and LaBelle. Patricia enrolled her three older children in the local 4-H Club, but soon the volunteer leader moved away. Instead of disbanding the club, Patricia became the new volunteer leader for the Pioneer Arts and Crafts 4-H Club. Presently, Patricia is the 4-H leader of the Pioneer Sewing 4-H Club and the Pioneer Small Animal 4-H Club. Previously, she served as the Pioneer Dairy Goat 4-H Club leader.
In addition to being active in the Hendry County 4-H Club Program, Mrs. Bosley is strongly involved in her community. For 16 years she has held the position of secretary for the Pioneer Neighborhood Watch Organization. Moreover, Patricia has been an outstanding 4-H Club leader for 41 years in Hendry County. She has helped numerous youth in the Pioneer community overcome many barriers to help them achieve their goals in 4-H and in life. Learning to work with a diverse group of youth, Patricia has learned to adapt to difficult situations and circumstances while maintaining balance and conformity within the Hendry County 4-H Club Program.
Patricia was awarded the Hendry County 4-H Outstanding Leader Award in 1980, 1987 and 1997. She was also awarded FAE4HA Friend of 4-H in 2001 and captured the National 4-H Council Lifetime Volunteer Award in 2003. Congratulations on being inducted in the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 1.