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Ann's Choice Towel Drive Gets Boost from Phillie Phanatic

Ann's Choice residents collected 91 large bags of towels and donated them to the new Upper Bucks County SPCA in Quakertown.

The Phille Phanatic stopped by in Warminster Thursday afternoon to meet some other furry friends as he celebrated the retirement community's Doing Good Committee's efforts to gather towels for donation to the Upper Bucks County SPCA in Quakertown.

"It's a brand new location, so they definitely need the extra supplies," said Ann's Choice resident Joan Greenberg, who organized the collection drive. "They use the towels for bedding and also after bathing and grooming the animals."

Approximately 20 residents gathered in the meeting room with their own pooches to pack up the last batch of donated towels. The drive is now in its third year and has collected more than 200 bags since 2009.

"The wonderful outpouring of support on the part of the Ann's Choice community is greatly appreciated," Greenberg said. "If the animals could talk, they would most likely say thanks."

Ann's Choice allows one dog per resident, a policy that the staff encourages.

"It would be a real hardship if incoming residents had to give up their beloved pets when they moved here," said Executive Director Joe LoCascio. "The dogs can be very important for their owners to keep. They keep the residents physically active and offer a great way to socialize."

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