But in a tourist town like Rhinelander, parades, car shows and festivals are a big part of the economy.
Those big events need a lot of preparation.
That's why Rhinelander's Planning Committee wants to make events easier to organize.
The city's Protection of Persons and Property Committee is working on a new special event packet.
It will tell event organizers everything they need to know to plan a major event.
Fire Chief Terry Williams says this will help any agency put an event together.
"The chamber has done a ton of large events, special events, but this packet, even for the chamber will help them out to have a check list of everything they need to do." said Rhinelander Fire Chief, Terry Williams.
The packet isn't completely done, but Chief Williams says you can get a draft at the fire department.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
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