In semi-celebration of our 25th anniversary, we've been dusting off stories from the TN Crossroads archives to relive. And here's one Al Voecks put together back in 1988. It's all about a family in West TN who gets swept away carrying on a century-old tradition. A handmade tradition of making old-fashioned brooms.
The Broomcorn Festival is usually held at Selmer City Park on a Saturday in September. See website for details.
Like Joe Elmore, Al Voecks has been a part of Tennessee Crossroadssince the show’s beginnings in 1987. A 40-year veteran in broadcasting, Al Voecks came to Nashville in 1963 and worked as a television news anchor, news director and sports and weather presenter for the local NBC affiliate. He has also been associated with WSM Radio and was most recently a news commentator on WSIX FM in Nashville. Voecks' numerous awards include being named Broadcaster of the Year by the Associated Press in Tennessee.