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"Sensational Saturdays" Set for Power Vista

Contact:
Cathy Blood
716-286-6652
1-866-NYPAFUN
cathy.blood@nypa.gov

March 13, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority has scheduled a series of fun-filled, family-oriented events as part of its Sensational Saturdays program at the Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at the Niagara Power Project.

Each event will feature crafts, entertainment and other activities that will appeal to visitors of all ages. 

The schedule: 

Saturday, March 31: Easter “EggStravaganza”

Saturday, April 14: Every Day Is Earth Day

Saturday Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23:  Wildlife Festival

Saturday, Oct. 27:  Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday, Dec. 1:  Deck the Halls

All programs are planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for the Wildlife Festival, which will take place on both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Two other Saturday highlights are keyed to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  The first 200 Moms and the first 200 Dads arriving at the Power Vista on May 12 and June 16, respectively, will receive a free gift.

The Power Vista is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except for major holidays)  and features a wide range of interactive exhibits and displays on such subjects as electricity, energy efficiency and Niagara Frontier history.  The visitors center is also an ideal destination for field trips and educational programs.  For details on how to schedule a program, or on the Sensational Saturdays events, please call 716-286-6661 or 1-866-NYPAFUN.

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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