Friendly fundraiser for local artist’s recovery

Zipper artist Stacie Mincher, who is suffering severe complications after a major stroke during brain tumor removal surgery.
Frog Hollow and artists from around Vermont held a special fundraiser for zipper artist Stacie Mincher, who is suffering severe complications after a major stroke during brain tumor removal surgery. Courtesy photo

Many Vermonters are familiar with Frog Hollow artist Stacie Mincher. Her quirky jewelry and unique designs have been a part of Frog Hollow for close to a decade. Mincher, often called “The Zipper Lady” by her friends and customers, is currently recovering from complications during a surgery she had in January.

During surgery Mincher suffered a stroke, said Rob Hunter, Frog Hollow Executive Director. After spending a week in critical care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in an induced coma, she is awake and making progress.

“It looks as if Stacie will not be able to return to her studio for a year,” Hunter said. “Recovery will be slow.”

More than 50 artists donated work to Frog Hollow to be part of a silent auction fundraiser to benefit Mincher. “This is really a remarkable story of community coming together to help someone in need,” Hunter said. “There is not one Vermont county whose artists haven’t contributed work to this event.”

Frog Hollow and artists from around Vermont held a special fundraiser for Mincher Feb 20.

One Response to "Friendly fundraiser for local artist’s recovery"

  1. Annette Hansen   February 29, 2016 at 9:57 am

    There’s a crowd fundraiser going on for just a few more days: Here’s the link-
    https://www.youcaring.com/stacie-mincher-509043

    Artists are considering another silent auction, as many missed the deadline for the first one (artists, ya know!)

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