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News Advisory & Photo Opportunity: Get Your Pet Photographed in Time for Your Holiday Cards

November 1, 2005

The public is invited to get an early Christmas present for their pet.  Santa Claus will be arriving at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center on Saturday November 5, 2005, giving pet owners the opportunity to have their pet’s picture taken with Santa.  You can even make your Christmas card very special this year with a great photo of your pet!!

Spay–Neuter Now staff and volunteers will be on hand to educate, and provide information on the importance of having pets spayed and neutered.

During Santa’s visit, visitors will be able to view the wide array of interactive exhibits, at the newly constructed $5 million Visitors Center, on the themes of Water Power and the St. Lawrence facility, Basics of Electricity and Uses of Electricity.  Children and adults alike with enjoy being able to touch, see and listen to the many interactive models on display.   

Visitors are also sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam from Hawkins Point.

EVENT:                       Santa Paws — Get Your Pet’s Photo With Santa

DATE:                         Saturday, November 5

TIME:                          Two sessions:  10 am – 12 noon, 1 pm to 3 pm

COST:                         $5.00 per photo is a donation to benefit: Spay–Neuter Now.

                                   Admission to the Visitors Center is free.

DIRECTIONS: From Massena: Take State Route 37 east to Route 131 (across from St. Lawrence Centre Mall), turn left and proceed through the Eisenhower Lock tunnel. Then take the second right onto Robinson Bay Road and continue for two miles. Turn left onto Hawkins Point Road and follow the entrance road to the visitors center.

CONTACT: Carol Simpson, Community Relations, regional manager, NYPA, at (315) 764-0226, ext. 304, or (800) 262-NYPA, if calling from New York State.