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Easter Bunny Poses for Photos at Power Authority Visitors Center

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Steve Ramsey
1-800-724-0309
steve.ramsey@nypa.gov

March 17, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—Get a photo with the Easter Bunny and a chance to a win a prize by finding the lucky egg! It’s all part of the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center Easter event on Sunday, March 28, from noon to 2 p.m.

The event will also feature “Melvin the Magnificent,” a balloon artist who will demonstrate how to make various animals, hats and other fun shapes with balloons.

Guests are also invited to enjoy the admission-free visitors center’s attractions, which include hands-on exhibits for students of all ages and abilities. Visitors can learn how this pumped-storage power project acts like a giant battery, generating hydroelectricity by recycling water between two huge reservoirs. Other displays demonstrate the basics of electricity, energy production and conservation. 
The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center is located on Route 30, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of Albany. School groups and community organizations are welcome. For more information, visit www.nypa.gov

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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