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Mercer JuneFest filled with lupines, bikers, turtles

By P.J. GLISSON

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MERCER, Wis. - About 150 people registered for one of four different bike routes, as part of Saturday's JuneFest in Mercer.

According to Melissa Copp - executive director of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce - participants chose routes of 10, 15, 28 and 50 miles, although some also decided for themselves just how many miles to go.

"We did have to reroute due to construction," said Copp, but the threat of rain mostly fizzled out, resulting only in a few sprinkles on an otherwise beautiful day.

Additional "participants" were present in the way of wildlife.

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