TOPEKA (KSNT) – Anna Newcome, a Girl Scout from Topeka, is helping keep the memory of those who have died from COVID-19 alive.
Newcome and volunteers planted 5,000 handmade faux roses in front of the Kansas State Capitol building on Saturday.
This was a part of her Gold level award for the organization. Each rose planted represents the life of a Kansan who died from COVID-19. The idea is an extension of a national projects called the Rose River Memorial, which started in Los Angeles.
“They let me know about it and I got on pretty quickly after learning about it and deciding that I should be a part of the bigger picture,” Newcome said.
The roses will be in front of the statehouse for two weeks.