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NYPA Hosts Holiday Pajama Party for Kids

Contact:
Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
karen.white@nypa.gov

December 14, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority will be generating lots of energy Friday, December 18, during its holiday pajama party at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project’s admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center.

The holiday party will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and reservations are requested.  In addition to the energetic atmosphere generated by kids in pajamas, the party will feature movies, craft projects, cookie decorating and a visit from Santa Claus.

Dressed in their most snugly bed-clothes, the youngsters can watch holiday movies including “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” (1966), “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1964), “Frosty the Snowman” (1969), “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” (1970) and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965). Movies will be shown in the visitors center theater.

Reservations for the event can be made by calling 315-764-0226, ext. 302. All children who are preregistered will receive a special holiday memento.

Along with enjoying the movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such themes as Water Power and the St. Lawrence-FDR project, Basics of Electricity and Uses of Electricity. Another highlight is the panoramic view of the project’s power dam from Hawkins Point.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority 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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.

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