(KETK) - Tyler Tx — Maybe you like syrup. Maybe... you love syrup. But, do you hold the sweet title of Syrup Master? After 24 years of syrup making, Mark Wheat is the Henderson Syrup Master.
"I put in a lot of time cooking syrup," Wheat said. "You have to put in your dues before you move up the pan."
Wheat proudly stands at his post at the famous Henderson syrup stand from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Because syrup day! That is his favorite day! Well... second favorite to the birth of Jesus Christ.
"Christmas day and syrup day," Wheat said. "That's our two favorite days of the year."
And he is not alone, over 22,000 people walked along the streets of Henderson Saturday for the 25th Annual Heritage Syrup Festival. Celebrating the history and tradition of Henderson. From storytelling to basket weaving and hay rides, there was something for everyone.