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Loon Day numbers down but still a big turnout


August 7, 2020

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

People gather for the 40th annual Loon Day event on Wednesday in Mercer, Wis. While crowds were thinner than usual, organizers and vendors said the event was a success.


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MERCER, Wis. - The attendance was lower but vendors and organizers were still pleased with the turnout for the 40th annual Loon Day outdoor shopping event on Wednesday in Mercer.

As one of the region's only large scale activities that was not canceled due to coronavirus, the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce Board decided to go ahead with a redesigned event as opposed to canceling.

Loon Day had 171 vendors and 225 booth spaces filled on Thursday, according to chamber staff who organized the event. Vendors noticed there were fewer people in atten...

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