SNIPS Update

June 8th, 2020

We have all had to sacrifice things we love during the COVID crisis, but the SNIPS annual plant sale is not one of them! We are so pleased to be partnering with the High Country Food Hub. Plants can be viewed and ordered each Thursday through Monday at and can be picked up at the Agriculture Extension Office on West King St. on Wednesdays from 12-5:00pm.

The SNIPS mask force is still sewing facemasks to help our community and to raise funds for SNIPS. The demand may increase with the current state mandate requiring face coverings in public venues. We would like to give a huge and heartfelt thank you to The Pet Place for providing their store as the SNIPS hub for the facemask project. Please continue to support them and offer your thanks for all they do for SNIPS and the animals of our community.

SNIPS also continues to participate in the Tanger Outlets “First Fridays Art Walk”. This month’s event will take be July 3rd from noon until 5:00 pm. SNIPS crafts will be offered for sale and any donations are welcomed.

On a bittersweet note, Torrey Tye, a talented and dynamic member of SNIPS, will be retiring from Appalachian State University this month and moving from the area. The entire SNIPS committee would like to thank Torrey for all of her many contributions over the years. She has been a quiet, dependable force behind the scenes of many things including laying the foundation for the SNIPS and The Pet Place partnership. We’re especially grateful for her leadership of the Membership and Crafts subcommittees, her expert work on the finance subcommittee, and the endless array of beautiful creations that she has made and donated to support the spay/neuter cause. We wish Torrey, and her husband David, a happy retirement. You will be sorely missed, Torrey!