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Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center Sets Stage for Scary Halloween

Steve Ramsey

October 16, 2009 


NORTH BLENHEIM—The admission-free visitor center at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will play host to a “Scary Halloween” event on Saturday, October 24, from Noon to 3 p.m.

‘Story Laurie’ will highlight the event with Halloween stories and folk songs from noon to 1 p.m.

At 1 p.m., there will be a parade and costume contest for children of all ages , with prizes awarded in various categories. The visitors center theater will show a Halloween movie at 2 p.m. 

All children attending will receive a free pumpkin. 

In addition to these activities, the visitors center will be open with hands-on displays and exhibits on energy. Guests can also experience the rich history of Historic Lansing Manor, a 19th-century estate that is part of the visitors center complex, open through Oct. 31. Both facilities will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The visitors center and adjacent Lansing Manor are located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of Albany. For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.

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