February 12, 2008

Rocktown Weekly, Harrisonburg, VA

Graves To Head Luray Caverns Board

By Dan Wright


John H.H. Graves has been elected president of the Luray Caverns Corp. board of directors.

Graves takes over the position from his father, H.T.N. "Ted" Graves, who continues as chairman of the board.

John Graves has served on the board since 1985.

He recently retired from the U.S. Army National Guard as a major.

A graduate of James Madison University, Graves has 25 years in the family's business. He represents the fourth generation of the Graves family to hold a controlling interest in Luray Caverns.

Incorporated in 1905, Luray Caverns is the parent company of Caverns Country Club Resort, Historic Car & Carriage Caravan and the Stalactite Café.

The company also is the base operator of Luray Caverns Airport.

Luray Caverns is the eighth-most-visited attraction in Virginia and employs 200 people.