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Power Vista to Welcome Santa Claus on Dec. 2

Contact:
Cathy Blood
716-286-6652
cathy.blood@nypa.gov

November 29, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON—The Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s Niagara Power Project, will get a head start on holiday fun with the arrival of Santa Claus on Saturday (Dec. 2).

Children will have the opportunity to share their wish lists with Santa and to have photos taken with him from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Other special activities, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include face painting and festive crafts.  Donations of non-perishable food items for area food banks will be appreciated.

The Power Vista, offering an enjoyable and educational experience for the entire family, is normally open daily from 9 a .m. to 5 p.m., but will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.  The center features more than 50 interactive exhibits and displays on such subjects as electricity, energy efficiency and the area’s history.  It is handicapped-accessible and parking is free.

For more information, call 866-NYPAFUN (866-697-2386) or visit on the Web at www.nypa.gov.

About NYPA:

 ■    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 transmission lines.

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