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Mercer Junefest celebrates abundant lupine wildflowers


June 11, 2018

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

ALONG THE curvy, rolling byway of Wisconsin's Hwy. G lies a bounty of lupine. The quiet road was among three road loops and one trail enjoyed by bikers in Saturday's 12th Annual Mercer Lupine Junefest.


MERCER - Lupines did not disappoint during Saturday's 12th Annual Mercer Lupine Junefest, based in the town's Carow Park. The wildflowers were in full force along Wisconsin's Hwy. G, which was one of three road loops and one trail used by bikers traveling anywhere from 10 to 50 miles.

Each biker left the park with a designated number placed on his or her shirt, and volunteers checked them in when they returned. Volunteer Ginny Kemplin of Mercer said the system helped to ensure biker safety.

A steady stream of bikers returned to the well-manicured par...

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