HOOPER -- Patti Adams, of Hooper, has been awarded the Barbara Thompson Gift for 2011.
The gift is given annually to support a needful and deserving mother, child or worthy cause. Because of Adams' dedicated leadership as director of Freedom Riders, Adams will receive a cash award for the program.
Adams is the mother of seven daughters, grandmother of 24 and great-grandmother of six. She was nominated by Weber County to be the 2010 Utah Mother of the Year. Adams re-established Freedom Riders after it lost support from the McKay-Dee Foundation in 2003.