MARQUETTE, MI-- The likeness of a beloved member of the Marquette community will be unveiled downtown next week.
A statue of Phil Niemisto will be placed in the Pocket Park on Washington Street.
The 87-year-old Niemisto has been cleaning the windows of downtown buildings and tending flowers in the park for years. Thanks to a GoFundMe page, enough money was raised to commission local artist Earl Senchuk to create a life-size statue of Phil to put on a bench among the flowers.
The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is hosting an unveiling ceremony Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Phil Niemisto Pocket Park. The public is invited to attend.