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Mercer celebrates Loon Day


Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

JEFF WILCOX, of Solon Springs, Wis., works on a spoon Wednesday in his tent at Mercer's annual Loon Day Festival.


MERCER, Wis. - Yesterday was the first Wednesday in August and that meant once again, the streets of Mercer were packed with shoppers and revelers taking part in the town's annual Loon Day Festival.

Event organizers were pleased with both the attendance numbers for both vendor and visitors.

"We had all our booths completely filled, (all) 280 - some were doubles and triples, so we had about 250 vendors," said Chelcie Pinsonneault, executive director of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce. "I'm happy with the turnout."

After the hot weather the past c...

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