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Lupine Junefest kicks off Mercer summer fun

By CHARITY SMITH

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MERCER, Wis. - The Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off its summer fun schedule on Saturday with the 14th annual Lupine Junefest, a bike ride through the rural area where lupine wildflowers grow on the side of the roadways.

"It's just about being able to promote our area, and get people out and utilizing our trails," said Chamber Director Melissa Biszak.

This year, the event consisted of three routes of 10, 15 and 28 miles.

Biszak said that they usually offer a 50-mile route, but due to a shortage of volunteers and safety concerns, they did not...

 
 
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