In July I wrote about the sculpture Spirit of Finland, due to be installed in front of the Finnish Heritage Museum in Fairport Harbor, Lake County, Ohio. The sculpture, created by Ken Valimaki, represents Finnish immigrants to the USA. Last weekend the sculpture was dedicated during Fairport’s annual Community Days celebration. You can read about the ceremony here and see the whole process in a photo-essay here.
The sculpture committee includes a couple relatives of mine, my second cousin once removed Sharon Ojanpa Mackey and my second cousin once removed Ken Quiggle.
You can still donate to fund the lighting of the sculpture here.