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Classic Cars To Be On View at Hawkins Point Center

Contact:
Jill Chamberlain
315-764-0226, ext. 300
jill.chamberlain@nypa.gov

July 24, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The Massena Olde Car Club will showcase some of its members’ cars from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 29 at a Classic Car Cruise-in at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center of the New York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.

Those attending the admission-free event will have an opportunity to vote for the Spectators Choice Award, selecting their favorite vintage car.  Ample parking will be available.

The $5 million Visitors Center, also admission-free, will be open as usual from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., providing an array of hands-on exhibits and displays on Water Power and the St. Lawrence-FDR Project, Basics of Electricity, Uses of Electricity and other energy and environmental topics.  A panoramic view of the power dam is available from Hawkins Point.

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.

 

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