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Mercer is the town closest to Stoneybrook. It is first mentioned in Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls and last mentioned in Stacey the Math Whiz.

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Mercer is the second town The Phantom Caller strikes in Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls. He robbed two homes in Mercer looking for jewelry.

Boober the Goober is a children's entertainment performer in Dawn and the Big Sleepover where he does dinosaur shows. His real name is Peter Mansfield and a high school student at Mercer High. He's the star of all the high school plays and had a part in a professional theater production of Shenandoah. He performs at the Pike's carnival in chapter 8.

In Sea City, Here We Come!, Logan borrows a horse-drawn buggy to convey Mary Anne home from her Sea City trip. He borrows it from Terry Duttons's parents who have a big animal farm in Mercer.

The Stoneybrook Middle School track team faces the Mercer Junior high in a competition in Logan Bruno, Boy Baby-sitter.

It is home of Quigley's Christmas Tree Nursery in Mallory's Christmas Wish. The Pike Family went to pick up a Christmas tree from here. The owners are Andy Quigley and Mrs. Quigley.

In Stacey the Math Whiz Mercer Middle School faces off SMS in a Mathletes competition. Stoneybrook Middle School beat them 69 to 58.

Trivia[]

  • Mercer is named after a real town in New Jersey, that is next to Princeton NJ which Stoneybrook is modeled after.
  • It's mentioned in Kristy and the Dirty Diapers that the house prices have gone up.
  • The Phantom Caller steals from Thornton and Sophia Granville's home at 236 Witmer Court.
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