International Towel Day- Donate and Save May 20th

In honor of International Towel Day (May 25th), on Saturday May 20th donate a roll of paper towels for the Crestwood Animal Shelter and save 20% on any one item in the store.

International Towel Day ( is May 25th. We will be having our fifth towel day at Animeggroll on Saturday May 20th. Bring in a full roll of paper towels to donate to the Crestwood Animal Shelter . You will receive 20% off any one item in the store. One discount per person. No holds, preorders, special orders, no returns, cannot be combined with any other discounts.1

Why is there a towel day? It is a tribute to Douglas Adams who describe the importance of towels in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have “lost.” What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.”


—Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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