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Despite rain, Mercer festivals carry on


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MERCER, Wis. — Persistent rain on Saturday morning reduced participation in two normally popular annual events in Mercer: the Lupine Junefest and the Mercer Bird Fest, both based in Carow Park.

However, the people who did participate did not let the weather get in the way of a good time.

That included nearly 100 bikers who chose varying Junefest routes that included the pleasure in seeing pink, purple and white lupines in full bloom along roadsides and next to various bodies of water.

Brothers Bill Wagener of Mercer and Jack Wagener of Eau Claire, were u...

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