Dam 4-Miler Walk/Run to Aid Local
September 11, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—The New York Power Authority’s
admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center will be the focal point
on Saturday, Sept. 16 for the annual Dam 4-MILER Walk/Run, which
will raise money for two local charities.
All funds raised this year will benefit the Massena
Adult Free Clinic and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Registration
for the event, with a minimum sponsorship donation of $15, is
required and will begin at the visitors center at 9 a.m, with the
first 150 registrants to receive long-sleeved T-shirts. Timed
runners will begin at 10 a.m. and walkers at 10:15 a.m.
The Massena Ups and Downs Club will demonstrate its
crowd-pleasing bicycles and will help children learn to ride its
“bouncy” bikes. There will be free parking on the site.
Registration sheets can be downloaded from the
Hawkins Point Visitors Center web page:http://www.nypa.gov/vc/stlaw.htm
The visitors center will be open as usual on
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The $5 million facility features a
wide array of interactive exhibits covering such subjects as Water
Power and the St. Lawrence-FDR project, Basics of Electricity and
uses of electricity. Visitors can also enjoy the panoramic views of
the power dam from Hawkins Point.
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.
■ NYPA 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-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities
in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of