The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

 
 

Mercer plans loon birthday bash

 

Submitted photo

Organizers of Claire d’Loon’s a-May-zing Birthday Bash, set Saturday in Mercer, Wis., display some birthday cards for the town’s loon statue made by Mercer elementary students. Pictured are, from left, first row: Cheri Stratte, Mercer Lioness Club; Mary Vaughn, Mercer Historical Society; and Genne Urbanski, Lioness fashion show co-chair; second row: Joyce Brundage, Lioness; Colleen Flanagan-Miller, Lioness fashion show chair; Judy Bugni, Lioness; Vic Ouimette, president of Mercer Chamber of Commerce; and Deanna Pierpont, Lioness.

MERCER, Wis. — Organizers of Claire d’Loon’s a-May-zing Birthday Bash finalized plans at a meeting Thursday in Mercer.

The birthday party for the town’s loon statue will be held Saturday in downtown Mercer. Events include: Claire’s birthday wreathing and ceremony, 10 a.m ., Mercer Chamber of Commerce grounds, birthday parade to follow; Mercer Lioness luncheon and fashion show, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m ., Mercer Community Center; children’s birthday activities, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m ., Mercer Public Library; Mercer Historical Society displays at the Mercer Train Depot with photos and information on Claire’s “hatching on May 21, 1981; and loon presentations throughout the day at the library.

Tickets for the Lioness luncheon fashion show are $10 each and all proceeds benefit club activities. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the Mercer Chamber of Commerce, Aunt Esther’s Attic and Cheri’s Fabric to Quilt in Mercer.

Reserved seating is available for parties of six or more. Doors open at 11 a.m.