HARTFORD — The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive, is teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots program this holiday season.
Anyone who donates a new toy for Toys for Tots during a visit to the tower will receive $1 off a paid tour admission for up to four people.
The Confluence Tower also is accepting canned food donations, which will be distributed to local food pantries. Each person who brings in a canned food donation will receive $1 off a paid tour admission.
“This is one way we can partner with the community to help put toys under the Christmas tree and food on the table for less-fortunate local families,” said Deanna Barnes, project manager with the village of Hartford. “We have accepted donations for Toys for Tots for four years now and it is a very rewarding program.”
Donations will be accepted through mid-December.
Beginning the week after Thanksgiving, the tower will have new winter hours. The tower will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Winter hours will continue through March 31.
Tour prices are $4 for adults, $2 for children 12 and younger and children 2 and under are admitted free. Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676. For more information about tower events throughout the winter, visit www.ConfluenceTower.com.