Harrison???s Cave Celebrates 31st Anniversary

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The lobby of the Harrison Cave. (FP)

It has been 31 years since Harrison’s Cave first opened its doors in Welchman Hall, St. Thomas in 1981.

And, members of the public, agents, hotel and resort guests are being invited to join in the anniversary celebrations which will begin on Saturday, November 17, and run until Wednesday, November 28.

On Saturday, November 17, Harrison’s Cave will host a Community and Staff Health and Wellness Expo in the Reception area and on the Valley Floor of the Cave from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

This free Health and Wellness Expo will feature First Aid, diabetes and tobacco education; tips on good nutrition and diet; body testing to determine the ideal BMI (Body Mass Index) weight; blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar checks; foot care education; cancer awareness and breast screening; food sampling; and the distribution

of medical information and entertainment. There will also be a fitness session conducted from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

This will be followed by a Gully Walk on Saturday, November 24, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Those participating in this walk will have an opportunity to learn about the history, geology, flora and fauna associated with the gully system at Harrison’s Cave, and are encouraged to wear hiking or walking shoes. They should also contact 417-3700 to make reservations as soon as possible since space is limited.

On Monday, November 26, all are invited to the Cave for a free public daytime lecture on the topic: Caves and Karst, to be delivered by Lecturer in Geology and Earth Science at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Dr. Steven Corder, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interested persons are also asked to contact 417-3700 or email reservations@harrisonscave.com.

Management and staff of the Cave will show appreciation to their customers on Wednesday, November 28, during a Customer Appreciation Day which starts at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited.

In addition, there will also be an anniversary special of a 25 per cent discount offered on Tram and Eco-Adventure tours from Wednesday, November 21, to Wednesday, November 28.

Members of the public are encouraged to contact 417-3700 for further information or queries.

julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb

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