Annual D.A.R.E. Car Show Returns to Power
Authority Visitors Center
June 12, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA)
today announced that the 15th annual D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance
Education) car show will be held on Sunday, June 14, at the
admission-free visitors center on the grounds of NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa
Pumped Storage Power Project. The event is scheduled from noon to 4
The show will feature hundreds of classic cars and
trucks, as well as antiques, customs, street machines and rods,
including NASCAR 88, Dale Earnhardt’s National Guard race car.
Registration is $10 per vehicle, starting at 8 a.m.
Entertainment at the car show will include raffles,
children’s games, a model car contest, music by the K-man DJ, a
family-friendly movie in the visitors center theater, face-painting
and Guitar Hero World Tour contests for rock star wannabes. Vendors
will sell hot dogs, barbecue chicken, refreshments and baked goods.
In honor of Flag Day, a free flag will be given out to each car
through the gate.
A $5 per car admission and other proceeds from the
event will go towards the D.A.R.E. program. Administered by the
Schoharie County Sheriff’s Department, D.A.R.E. is a classroom-based
education program that teaches children the harmful effects of
substance abuse and violence.
Historic Lansing Manor, part of the visitor center
complex, will be open on June 14, for self-guided tours, from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. The complex is located on Route 30 in North
Blenheim, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of
Middleburgh, and 50 miles southwest of Albany. All buildings are
For more information, please call the D.A.R.E. hot
line at 518-295-7098 or 518-295-7756.
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines. For more
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