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Mercer marks Loon Day


August 4, 2016

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe photo

Lily Thompson, 11, of Milwaukee, second right, gives her best loon call Wednesday at Mercer's 36th Annual Loon Days. Among those judging the contest, which was emceed by Kelly Kohegyi, were from left Dick Thiede and retired WDNR loon researcher Jeff Wilson.

MERCER, Wis — It was a warm, sunny day Wednesday as the town of Mercer filled with people celebrating the 36th annual Loon Day Festival.

“We’ve got a great day (today),” said Tina Brunell, the executive director of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce “It’s very warm but we’ve lucked out on our events this year, we’ve had good days for our events.”

While the attendance was good, particularly in the morning, Brunell said the head may have caused caused some to cut their visits short.

“People are kind of coming through and then instead of hanging out they’re seeking shade,”...

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