howlogo1.jpg HOWES CAVE, N.Y.  – When it’s November at Howe Caverns, there’s a special salute to past and present members of the military. And, it’s a time to help out Schoharie County’s food pantries. 

“During November, especially, we remember those who have given much to maintain our freedom during our Veterans’ Day Weekend,” said Howe Caverns’ General Manager Robert Holt.”It’s likewise a time to give thanks and to help those in need as our visitors contribute to Howe Helps Share the Bounty,” he said.

 

At Howe Caverns, the 9th Annual Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 8 and Nov. 9, recognizes past and present members of the U.S. Military and families of those on active duty. All current and past members of the Armed Forces and members of families who have someone on active duty will be admitted for a Traditional caverns tour for $5 by showing proof of service. All those who come in uniform will tour free.During Thanksgiving weekend, Howe Helps Share the Bounty from Nov. 28 through Nov. 30. Visitors will receive $2 off each admission ticket for a Traditional tour with each donation of a canned food item given to help restock Schoharie County food pantries. Canned items only, please.

 

Since the annual “Howe Helps Share the Bounty” weekend began nine years ago, visitors have donated close to 8,000 pounds of food to help restock the local food pantries.Regular prices for cavern tours are $18 for adults (ages 16-64), $15 for Juniors (ages 12-15) and Seniors (ages 65+), $9 for children (ages 5-11) – all plus tax.  Children ages 4 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

 

With the weekend after Thanksgiving a popular time for holiday shopping, the Howe Caverns’ Gift Shop is full of unique items. The new Sweet Shop is filled with taste-tempting treats and special holiday gift items, including the popular Peppermint Pigs of Saratoga Sweets.

 

For those looking for a leisurely getaway, overnight accommodations are available in the on-site, AAA-rated Howe Caverns Motel.

 

 

Howe Caverns, New York State’s second most-visited natural attraction, is located about 45 minutes southwest of Albany, off Exit 22 of I-88. Open daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas days when it is closed, Howe Caverns’ winter hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call 518-296-8900, or visit www.howecaverns.com.###MEDIA

 

CONTACT: Kathy Condon

Condon Communications

PHONE: (518) 436-1103

E-MAIL: kcondon@howecaverns.com