Tribute planned for area residents who died of COVID
By Ashleigh Plemper
Farmer Staff Writer
When COVID-19 brought the world to its knees in 2020, what it took with it was the lives of many. As it has been estimated that 1,900 North Dakotans have lost their lives to the virus, an artistic tribute will be paid to the families who continue to grieve and mourn their loss.
With 100 people in Divide, McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams counties that have passed away, local artists will be creating artistic portraits in their honor.
“In all of the controversy of COVID-19, I think we lost sight of the people that were affected,” says Daphne Clark, COVID Portrait Project organizer. “They were important people in our communities and people that were loved and cared for by friends and family.”