Monday, January 9, 2017

Broom Making Class at DCP

Back by popular demand, Darke County Parks will again host master broom maker, Frank Rouse at Shawnee Prairie’s Nature Center on Friday and Saturday, January 20 th and 21st. Frank has over 40 years of experience making brooms of all shapes and sizes and loves passing on the skill he learned from his grandfather. This time participants will have a choice to make either a turkey wing whisk broom, a full sized floor broom, or both. The turkey wing whisk broom is especially handy for sweeping out corners and tight spaces and originated as a broom to sweep the ashes out of the back corners of the hearth.

The whisk broom is great for first time broom makers, and the floor broom offers a little challenge. For the floor broom class carrying a $15 materials fee, participants will have a choice of Friday, January 20 th at 6pm or Saturday, January 21 st at 12pm.

The turkey wing whisk broom classes will be held on Saturday, January 21 st at either 9am or 3pm with a $12 materials fee. Space is limited, so be sure to call and reserve your spot for this program today.

For questions about this program or any other program offered by the Darke County Parks or to register, please stop by the Nature Center, call (937) 548-0165, or email

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