PHELPS - Most of us like to add syrup on our pancakes or waffles.
But have you ever wondered how it's made?
People in Phelps celebrated a tradition.
This was the third annual Phelps Maple Syrup Fest Saturday.
People traveled as far Milwaukee to come enjoy this event.
The chairperson of the festival says some local residents wanted to share the tradition of making syrup with the rest of the state.
"We go to local sugar bushes and we show people the art of making the maple syrup from a primitive manor up to a commercial state. So there's a variety of ways to do it. We go through the whole process of bottling it," said Maple Syrup Fest Chairperson, Renee Snook.
"We also give tree taping demonstrations. It's a nice hands on thing for the kids. We like to see them get involved."
They also had a maple syrup judging competition.
Some of our Newswatch 12 team participated in the judging.
The chairperson says they're working on some new ideas to make next year more unique.
THREE LAKES - One teenager decided to spend a day giving back to the Three Lakes community 18-year-old Maxwell Blanchard lives in L.A but always makes it back to Three Lakes during the summer.
Blanchard learned how to water ski and wakeboard in Three Lakes at five years old.
On Sunday he spent the day giving free water skiing and wakeboarding lessons.
"[To] get someone new out there to ski or at least get them attempting. It's always fun when you get the kids who are a little nervous out there and a little shaky, then they get out there and they love it," said Blanchard.
Blanchard said every year the water sports community chooses a day to give back and participate in "International Pass the Handle Day."
Kylee Swendson decided to help Blanchard this year with the lessons.
"It's great for everybody to get a chance to learn especially people who don't get the opportunity every day," said Swendson.
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