Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Sunny Loon Day

Annual Mercer event draws massive crowd of shoppers

MERCER, Wis. - Wednesday's Loon Day in Mercer was a huge success, with dozens of tented stalls lining Railroad Street, Lakeview Avenue and neighboring locales.

The shopping extravaganza lured a constant flow of wandering adults, skipping kids and lolling dogs, all captivated by aromatic snacks and hundreds of items for sale.

The temporary market offered items as small as key rings and as large as furniture.

Welcome vendor staples such as pretty clothes and yard signs were available in abundance, but sellers also offered unexpected, unique and fun items such as recycled yard art or organic cann...