OGDEN — Two individuals and several units from Hill Air Force Base were honored at a luncheon Thursday for their contributions to foster care.
Loretta Park, a reporter for the Standard-Examiner, Barbara Booth, a long-time foster care parent, and representatives from Hill received the first Gold Hearts Awards from the Utah Foster Care Foundation.
Park spent a year as a foster child and has written stories for the Standard-Examiner about her experiences, as well as other aspects of foster care.
Brenda Durtschi, the foundation’s northern region area representative, noted that the personal side of Park’s experiences come out in her stories. “People call after her stories run,” she said.