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Community service: Central Bucks South girls’ lacrosse team helps SPCA prepare for 100th anniversary

Thursday, 6th December 2012

Categories Community service, Girl's/Women's, High School  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 12/6/12

The Central Bucks South girls’ lacrosse team recently brought some holiday cheer and warmth to an organization that has saved lives of many pets and provided people with joy and happiness for 100 years.

Members of the Central Bucks South girls’ lacrosse team helped decorate the Bucks County SPCA and made donations. The SPCA will celebrate its 100th birthday this week.

Forty members of the squad, led by coach Janique Craig, spent several hours Saturday at the Bucks County SPCA, decorating for Christmas and helping clean the building as it prepares for Friday’s Open House and 100th birthday celebration. The girls also brought plenty of food, treats and toys for the cats, dogs and birds.

“It was a really great way to help out,” said CB South senior goalie Leslie Searles. “I know they were excited to have us help, with the anniversary coming.

“We all got to play with puppies, birds and cats and it was a great bonding experience for the team and a great way to give back to the community – especially with the holidays coming.”

Searles said helping the SPCA get ready for the big event was rewarding, and noted that perhaps it would help provide a home for a lonely pet.

“When we got there we helped put up Christmas decorations for their Open House,” she said. “And all the animals were so friendly. For being left alone or abandoned, to have people to play with them was nice. They got to interact with people other than the employees.”

Searles said the SPCA employees were happy for the help.

“We helped with the tree and ornaments and with animals and cleaned up,” she said. “It was a big help for them. The people who ran it they said wouldn’t have been able to get it all done during the week.”

Bucks County SPCA 100th Year Anniversary Open House
Upper Bucks Shelter

When: Thursday, December 6th
Time: 6pm-8pm
Where: 60 Reservoir Road, Quakertown, PA 18951

Lahaska Shelter
When: Friday, December 7th
Time: 6pm-8pm
Where: 1665 Street Road, Lahaska, PA 18931



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