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Birthday plans underway for Mercers Claire D'Loon

Luncheon, fashion show part of festivities


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A GROUP of volunteers install Claire D'Loon, a giant loon statue in Mercer, Wis., in May 1981. This year, on May 17, the Mercer community is celebrating Claire's "hatching" with a birthday bash.

MERCER, Wis. - The Mercer area is gearing up to celebrate Claire D'Loon's "a-May-zing birthday bash," May 17.

The annual event features a birthday wreathing ceremony at Claire's statue at 9:30 a.m., followed by a parade at 10 a.m., starting at the Mercer Chamber of Commerce and ending at the Mercer Community Center.

The event also features a Mercer Lioness salad luncheon and fashion show, birthday activities at the Mercer Public Library and the Mercer Historical Society will also have information on Claire's "hatching" at the Mercer Train Depot. Claire was created May 21, 1981, and the historical society will have photos and information on display for visitors.

For more information, call the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce at 715-476-2389, write an email to or visit


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