The Triangle Area Pipe Smokers (TAPS) had its 14th Pipe and Tobacciana Expo. on Saturday, April 14th and it was a resounding success, by all accounts. Follow up with the vendors afterward showed most had a very good show.
Despite the formidable anti-smoking sentiment in N.C., the Expo. had a “walk-in” crowd in excess of 200. Plans are already underway for our 15th Expo. next year.
The winner of the “Best Professionally Carved Pipe” was Bob Hayes of Bob Hayes Pipes.
The Triangle Area Pipe Smokers (TAPS) will host the 14th annual Pipe and Tobacco Expo. on Saturday, April 9th, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in the Governor James G. Martin Building in Raleigh, N.C.
For more information contact TAPS at (919) 848-0685
e-mail: email@example.com; web
The Triangle Area Pipe Smokers (TAPS) had a busy month in October. They had guest speakers from Cornell and Diehl and from Bob Hayes Pipes, each of whom relayed information about the pipe and tobacco industry
Jim Swindell (below right) was presented a Certificate of Appreciation from fellow co-founder of TAPS, Jim Carrino, at a recent club meeting. Swindell was honored for his continued contribution over the years in advancing the awareness of our hobby.
Prior to his retirement, Swindell was a Vice-President f0r Pipes and Tobaccos magazine, for a number of years.
TAPS is starting in its 14th year and will be hosting its 13th Pipe Expo. on April 10th 2010, in Raleigh, NC. For further information check the TAPS’ website under Member Clubs on the UPCA website.