Celebrate our local heroes at the Great Escape all week. I think this is a great way to highlight our local men and women who always go above and beyond. The Great Escape is offering discounts and family packages for first responders, military and their families. As a special thank you, the Great Escape is highlighting this week as Heroes Week. They are welcoming all military personnel, police, Correction Officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses, EMS and CNA personnel to receive free admission when they show occupational identification at the main gate this week (July 24 - 30). Also, all guests with a hero will receive park admission for a kid's ticket price all week. There are also many special discounts with food and picnic packages throughout Heroes Week.

The Great Escape has also teamed up with Operation Adopt a Soldier and is asking for non perishable food items and other household goods to help those in need. Click here for a list of items needed. Operation Adopt a Solider, Inc. is a 100% volunteer program that prides itself on bringing a sense of home to soldiers by way of letters, care packages, gifts, phone cards and more.

Come to the Great Escape and celebrate the community volunteers who protect and help us each and every day.